Local resident prevented high speed rail crash after Tesco truck hit bridge

Local resident prevented high speed rail crash after Tesco truck hit bridge
 

A high-speed train derailment was avoided last week after a Tesco HGV struck a bridge in Plymouth, thanks to a “quick-acting” member of the public calling the emergency services.

In a House of Lords debate following the incident, Baroness Watkins said the outcome could have been much more serious when the supermarket lorry struck a railway bridge connecting Cornwall with the rest of the country on 30 August.

Network Rail said the collision caused “bank holiday misery for thousands of […][1]


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