Lorry hits bridge in Ambergate - again

A lorry collides with a bridge in Ambergate for the second time in three months.

A lorry collides with a bridge in Ambergate for the second time in three months.

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A lorry crashed into a railway bridge along the A6 through Ambergate yesterday - causing tailbacks for two-and-a-half hours.

A lorry crashed into a railway bridge along the A6 through Ambergate yesterday - causing tailbacks for two-and-a-half hours.

The collision, just after 3.30pm, ripped the roof off the vehicle, but the driver was unhurt.

Ambergate railway station is currently closed while engineers carry out a structural assessment of the bridge.

Josh Brough, 18, and a chef at the Hurt Arms pub on Derby Road in Ambergate, was riding his motorbike to work when it happened.

He said: “I was about four cars behind it.

“I went round the corner and heard this massive screeching noise.

“It had taken from the top of the driver’s cab to the back off. The trailer was completely destroyed.”

Roads were closed until after 6pm while the wreckage was removed and local diversions put in place.

It is the second time in the past three months a lorry has hit a low bridge through Ambergate. In August a juggernaut collided with a bridge along the A610, causing the driver to be taken to hospital with minor injuries.