UPDATE: Train line suspended after Barkingside bridge lorry crash

An articulated lorry which careered into a railway bridge in Forest Road, Barkingside, this morning has become the 11th large vehicle to hit the obstacle in a decade.

Firefighters, police and an ambulance crew were called to Fairlop station at 10am today and London Ambulance Service is reporting that, although the lorry overturned, there are only minor injuries at the scene.

The Central Line is currently suspended between Newbury Park and Hainault as a result of the strike, and Forest Road remains closed.

It is the sixth incident in a string of lorries that have smashed into the bridge, which allows a clearance of only 4.2m, in only four years.

In total, 11 lorries have hit the bridge, that carries central line trains, since 2001. Several people have been critically injured.

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The Recorder is currently at the scene. An update will folow shortly.

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