Yorkshire news Car falls from transporter and smashes onto road in 'bridge strike' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Similar incidents are common at low rail bridges which surround the town
Breaking News ! A car was dragged from the top deck of a vehicle transporter after an apparent ‘bridge strike’ in Penistone which left the road closed while emergency services worked to clear the wreckage. Traffic was brought to a standstill around 6pm on Monday evening in Sheffield Road, Penistone, after the transporter came to a halt near Wentworth Road. It had just passed under the bridge carrying the Sheffield to Huddersfield railway line and a Renault car was left hanging from the top deck of the transporter. The front of its roof and windscreen had been crushed, suggesting a collision with the bridge parapet as it passed through. Barnsley based South Yorkshire Police officers were called in to help deal with the emergency. Such collisions are not unusual at that location and the bridge is scarred as a result of impacts with passing vehicles.
. Low railway bridges are a problem in Penistone because all the town’s major access roads have them, restricting access for lorries. One company in the town reputedly has its trucks fitted with undersized wheels to lower their height slightly and improve clearance.
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Sheffield Road was re-opened later on Monday evening after the stricken vehicle was recovered and it believed there were no injuries. Problems caused by low bridges had been flagged up for decades by former councillor John Wade before his death last year. He had been concerned That if a keystone was badly damaged, it could cause the whole structure to collapse.
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