Skip lorry collides with railway bridge

Friday 18th July 2014 – 1.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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There was disruption to both the road and rail networks in Wolverhampton earlier this morning when a skip lorry collided with a railway bridge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident in Dixon Street at 10.15am and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and two paramedic area support officers to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a skip lorry that had collided with a railway bridge and emptied its contents across the road as a result.

“The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, suffered a leg injury and minor injuries to his face. He was treated on scene by paramedics, given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a spinal board before being taken to New Cross Hospital for further assessment.

“Naturally there was disruption to traffic on the road whilst trains suffered short delays whilst structural tests were carried out on the bridge.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

 

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