19th Nov, 2019

Chaos on the M5 after a lorry hit a bridge near Worcester

Worcester Editorial 19th Jan, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

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.”

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