Bridge crash driver charged

A lorry collided with the rail bridge at Inverkeilor and overturned. The A92 was blocked while the road was cleared.
A lorry collided with the rail bridge at Inverkeilor and overturned. The A92 was blocked while the road was cleared.

The driver of the lorry which crashed into the rail bridge at Inverkeilor has been charged according to Police Scotland.

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday a lorry struck the rail bridge over the A92 at Inverkeilor and overturned, blocking the road in both directions and disrupting trains.

Inverkeilor

Inverkeilor

Police attended the scene at 5.45 a.m. and the A92 was closed until around 1.30 p.m. while the vehicle was removed.

There was also some disruption to train services between Arbroath and Montrose as a result of the line being closed while the bridge was inspected and it was given the all clear at around 8 a.m.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: “An HGV tried to get under the railway bridge at Inverkeilor but got stuck.”

An ambulance was in attendance and the driver was taken to Arbroath Infirmary with minor injuries.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with a road traffic offence following a road traffic collision in Inverkeilor, Angus today (Tuesday, January 6).”