Epsom crash: Updates as lorry hits railway bridge

The A24 High Street in Epsom was blocked in both directions and trains were disrupted after a HGV struck a railway bridge. An image posted on Twitter by Surrey’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) showed the lorry wedged under the bridge in Hook Road on Friday (May 21). A Surrey Police spokesperson said at 4.55pm on Friday: “We are currently at East Street in Epsom following a collision involving a HGV.

“The street remains partially closed whilst emergency services are on scene. “At this time, the railway line below remains closed, limiting services in the area. Please check before you travel.”

The incident, which took place at around 3.40pm, caused delays on surrounding routes and numerous emergency services attended.

The road reopened at around 7pm on Friday and there were no reported injuries, according to Surrey’s RPU.

Please see our live blog below for a summary of updates on this incident.