THERE was chaos on the M5 yesterday (Monday) after a lorry hit a bridge near Worcester causing both carriageways to close.
The HGV collided with the central reservation of the bridge just before 3pm near the M5 South junctions 7 to 8.
Emergency services attended the scene after a call came at 2:52pm. Firefighters from Droitwich and Worcester were working to free a man who was trapped in the cab of the vehicle.
The driver, in his 60s, was freed and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, with a minor leg injury but was able to walk to the ambulance.
Delays of up to 90 minutes were caused after the M5 was closed for a bridge inspector to assess the damage.
The M5 northbound was reopened at around 5:50pm.
A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: “The call came at 2:52pm. Three vehicles were sent from Worcester and one from Droitwich, an incident support vehicle was also sent.
“The incident involved a vehicle that had gone into a bridge. One male was released and attended to by an ambulance. Crews made the vehicle and the scene safe.”