Lorry crashes into notorious Fairlop Bridge

The lorry hit Fairlop Bridge at about 8.25am

The lorry hit Fairlop Bridge at about 8.25am - Credit: Archant

A lorry has become stuck after crashing into the notorious Fairlop Bridge this morning.

The lorry has become wedged under the bridge

The lorry has become wedged under the bridge - Credit: Archant

The vehicle hit the bridge in Forest Road, Barkingside, at about 8.25am.

The bridge has been hit by lorries on multiple occasions over the years

The bridge has been hit by lorries on multiple occasions over the years - Credit: Archant

The driver of the lorry was not injured.

Traffic is currently “slow moving in the area”, according to Transport for London.

Police are at the scene and waiting for workmen to arrive to begin the process of freeing the vehicle, marked as belonging to company Ash & Lacy.


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Since 2001, several people have been seriously hurt or trapped in cars as lorry after lorry has hit the bridge, which has a clearance of 4.2m.

More recently, signs have been fitted on the bridge to warn drivers of its height.

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• Did you see what happened? Call Zjan Shirinian on 020 8477 3806, or email zjan.shirinian@archant.co.uk.

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