Police close South Yorkshire road after truck collides into rail bridge

Police have closed a South Yorkshire road after a truck collided into the underside of a railway bridge.

Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 10:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 11:06 am
The truck collided into the rail bridge on Aldwarke Lane. Picture: Google

Aldwarke Lane in Rotherham is closed in both directions and drivers are being urged to avoid the area while emergency services attend the scene.

The road is closed from the Mushroom roundabout all the way up to Great Eastern Way Retail Park.

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Daz on Twitter posted a picture and advised anyone in the area to stay clear. The incident happened at around 10am.

A Yorkshire Amulance Service spokesman said: "We sent an ambulance and two rapid response vehicles to the scene and one patient was taken to Rotherham District Hospital.

Police were called at around 9am this morning to reports of a collision in Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham.

"It is reported that a white DAF lorry was involved in a collision with a bridge."

The truck stuck under the bridge on Aldwarke Lane
The truck stuck under the bridge on Aldwarke Lane