Three car crash in Newport as new signage work is planned for railway bridge

PUBLISHED: 11:49 06 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 06 April 2017

East of England Ambulance Service

East of England Ambulance Service


Three cars were involved in a crash near the railway bridge in Newport this morning.

Work to improve bridge signage in Newport will start this monthWork to improve bridge signage in Newport will start this month

The East of England Ambulance Service were called at 8am to reports of a three-car collision on the corner of Bury Water Lane and Cambridge Road.

One ambulance crew attended the scene and a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated at the scene but not taken to hospital.

No further injuries were reported.

The low railway bridge in the village is no stranger to accidents, and statistics from Network Rail revealed lorries strike the bridge around three times every year.

Work on new signage to remedy problem will begin this month after Councillor Neil Hargreaves submitted an application to Essex Highways, which was approved by the Highways Panel.

Councillor Hargreaves said lorry strikes cost Network Rail around £15,000 per accident and that lorry drivers had complained current signs were missing or misleading.

The project, to replace missing and smashed up signs at 19 locations, will cost around £70,000.

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