A ROAD in Poole was closed after a lorry crashed into a bridge.

Police were called to the incident in Bourne Valley Road in the Branksome area at around 11am this morning.

The road reopened at around 12pm and recovery for the vehicle had to be arranged.

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A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “We were called at around 11am on Friday 30 October 2020 to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a bridge on Bourne Valley Road in Poole.

“The road is currently closed. Recovery is being arranged for the lorry.”

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The spokesperson said there are no reports of any injuries.

Earlier, two police cars were on the scene.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “At just after 11am this morning a low railway bridge was hit by a lorry on Bourne Valley Road in Poole. Trains were placed under a temporary speed limit when our inspection of the bridge found no structural damage had been caused.

"As bridge strikes like this are entirely avoidable and cause delays for rail passengers, we advise drivers to always know the size and height of their vehicles.”

According to a postman in the area, high roof vans often get stuck under the railway bridge.

He said: “It is quite dangerous. I have seen a couple of vans get stuck under that bridge in the past.

“A lot of people get angry about it because there is very little passing space under the bridge and along Bourne Valley Road leading to it as there is only permit parking on it now.

“When things like this happen, it causes hold ups as it is a popular route for people getting to Poole.

“They should really make it a single-track road under the bridge like the other tunnel under the other railway line just further up from it.”

Curvin Transport contacted the Daily Echo claiming the driver was working for a driving agency and not directly employed by them.