A LORRY smashed into a railway bridge late last night.

The Yodel HGV crashed into the bridge over Marsh House Lane shortly before 10pm yesterday, Thursday.

Warrington Guardian:

Picture by Gordon Lee

It had its roof torn off after the top of the vehicle was impacted, with debris strewn all over the road and police called to the scene.

Eyewitness Rita Matthias told the Warrington Guardian. “A yodel delivery lorry, filled with packages, hit the bridge on Marsh House Lane – the roof was torn off and the tailgate dragged along the road before coming to a stop.

Warrington Guardian:

“The warning signs for the height of the bridge are obviously not very well signposted.

“Lorries regularly turn around in the narrow streets approaching the bridge, which can be mighty dangerous for the lorry driver and other traffic.”

Warrington Guardian:

Cheshire Police have confirmed that nobody was injured, and that no arrests were made.

Network Rail were informed of the incident, and the road was reopened at around 2.30am today, Friday, after assessments were carried out.