Yet another lorry crashes into bridge

A road was blocked after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Dover – just a day after a similar crash in the town. The HGV collided with the structure in St Radigunds Road this afternoon.

The damage to the lorry's trailer after it hit a low bridge in Dover is clear to see. Picture: Lesley Ann Burke The damage to the lorry’s trailer after it hit a low bridge in Dover is clear to see. Picture: Lesley Ann BurkeThe lorry's damaged trailer after it hit a bridge in Dover. Picture: Lesley Ann Burke The lorry’s damaged trailer after it hit a bridge in Dover. Picture: Lesley Ann BurkeThe low bridge in St Radigunds Road, Dover, that was hit by a lorry. Picture: Lesley Ann Burke The low bridge in St Radigunds Road, Dover, that was hit by a lorry. Picture: Lesley Ann Burke

It led to its closure as the stricken vehicle was recovered. Stagecoach South East tweeted to say its 90/91/92/92A services would be diverting via Primrose Rd and River in both directions until it was cleared.

It thanked customers for their patience. The latest crash comes just a day after a lorry hit a low bridge in Kearnsey, on the edge of Dover, yesterday morning.

Train services were disrupted as engineers were called in to check the damage. It led to an appeal from Network Rail for such accidents to be reported after the driver involved failed to do so.

There was a second bridge strike yesterday afternoon, this time in Tunbridge Wells, where a lorry struck a bridge near High Brooms Railway Station.