Trucker ‘departed scene’ after crashing into Longton railway bridge

A trucker ‘departed the scene’ after his lorry became stuck under a railway bridge. Police were called to the bridge by Longton train station just before 1.25am on Wednesday morning. And King Street had to be shut in both directions while the truck was freed.

More Staffordshire Police news Staffordshire Police say 16 rivets in the historic bridge – which was completed in around 1889 – were damaged. The force also says the truck driver – a 60-year-old man – had ‘departed the scene’ and headed in the direction of Fenton.

A spokeswoman told StokeonTrentLive: “Police were called at 1.23am on Wednesday, November 10, to Longton Railway Station following reports of a collision. “Officers attended and found a truck stuck beneath the cantilever bridge in Longton. “Police informed Network Rail.

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Families clash with St Modwen over road to North Staffordshire’s newest estate The road had to be shut for about two hours. The spokeswoman added: “The truck driver had departed the scene in the direction of Fenton.

“The 60-year-old man was later located and interviewed by officers. “No further action was taken.” Back in 2013 the bridge underwent a GBP1.6 million refurbishment which included a full re-paint.

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