Lorry gets stuck under low railway bridge in Homerton
PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 June 2013
Fire crews came to the rescue of a lorry that got stuck under a railway bridge in Hackney last Friday morning.
The 13 ft HGV was lodged under a railway bridge in Kenworthy Road in Homerton, which was clearly marked “low bridge” shortly after 9am.
Three fire engines – two from Homerton and one from Bethnal Green – were sent to the scene and around 14 firefighters spent just over 30 minutes cutting the lorry free from underneath the 11.6ft bridge.
A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “The lorry hit a safety barrier before the bridge.
No-one was injured or hurt during the incident, Network Rail were involved but there was no structural damage.”
A spokesman for Smart Freight Solutions, which owns the vehicle, said: “An agency driver, who did four to five days work for me, was driving the vehicle at the time.
“He made a serious error of judgment and went down the wrong road,
“It’s very unfortunate that an agency driver was covering for another driver and did not notice the low bridge sign.”