A lorry collided with a rail bridge in Castle Cary
A dramatic picture shows just how close a lorry came from tumbling onto a rail line after crashing on a bridge this morning (Tuesday, August 13).
The collision happened on the A371 on Station Road in Castle Cary at around 9.15am while the vehicle was travelling over the town’s station.
Firefighters, paramedics and police have all attended the collision.
Services from Castle Cary to Westbury and Weymouth have been disrupted as a result of the crash and are expected to resume around noon.
The A371 remains shut in both directions and there is no news as to when it is likely to reopen.
The condition of the lorry driver is unknown at this stage.
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “We were called at 9.19am and are assisting the ambulance service and police.
”A lorry has collided with a rail bridge and debris has fallen onto the rail track below.
“The driver is still in the vehicle.”
A spokesman for Network Rail added: “A lorry has collided with a bridge in Castle Cary causing some disruption this morning.
“The mainline is now open but services to Weymouth and Westbury are affected.
“Our engineers are working to make the line safe. In the meantime please check before you travel.”
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called at 9.26am to Station Road near Castle Cary station following a report of a lorry crashing through the walls of a bridge overlooking the railway track.
“The cab of the lorry is reported to have been partly dangling off the bridge and debris had fallen onto the tracks.
“The driver has since been freed from the lorry. He suffered injuries that are not described as life-threatening.
“Arrangements have been made to recover the vehicle.”
An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called at 9.20am to a road traffic collision with a bridge involving a lorry.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene where emergency crews treated a male patient.”
Somerset Live is yet to receive comments from British Transport Police and South Western Ambulance Service.