Lorry blocks road after striking Newport railway bridge
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A LORRY became wedged under a railway bridge after striking it this morning.
The incident happened in Belmont Hill, Newport, at about 11am. Motorists faced disruption as the road was blocked in both directions. The lorry driver was not injured.
British Transport Police inspectors were called but trains using the West Anglian line were able to pass.
Newport resident Laurie Poole, who owns the Toll House nearby the bridge, said: “It was absolute chaos out there. The police and a paramedic car was in attendance. The driver was sat in the back of the paramedic car with a thermal blanket around him and the road was blocked off.”
A police spokesman said: “Police were called to the scene of a road crash in Newport where a lorry driver struck a railway bridge.
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“The road was blocked as recovery was called.”
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