Driver done for careless driving after lorry crashes into Newport railway bridge

Newport bridge lorry crash

Newport bridge lorry crash - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver has been reported for careless driving after crashing into Newport railway bridge this morning (Tuesday).

Newport bridge lorry crash

Newport bridge lorry crash - Credit: Archant

Police were called at 8am after the HGV got stuck under the bridge over Cambridge Road.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Officers attended and Network Rail was contacted to assess any damage to the bridge.

“There was no damage to the bridge and the lorry was removed by 9.15am.

“A 46-year-old man from Leicester was reported for careless driving and offered the option to complete a driving course, which he accepted.”