Last week, a HGV crashed into the Stuntney Road railway bridge in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
The incident was widely discussed on social media, with one main question in mind: Why does it keep happening?
The bridge is, famously, just 2.7 metres high and has been hit around 120 times in the last 10 years. The collisions cause severe delays in the local area, as well as costing Network Rail upwards of £100,000 in repairs.
It is unconfirmed as to whether or not this driver was prosecuted, but it is essential to contact a solicitor specialising in Motoring Law when facing a prosecution such as driving without due care and attention (careless driving).
❌🚛 As if the signage isn't clear enough...— Network Rail (@networkrail) March 5, 2019
Yesterday, a lorry flipped after it hit Stuntney Road bridge in Ely – less than a week since reopening! ⚠
Check the height of your vehicle, don't just guess.
➡ https://t.co/8DbRDiN91Q#Wiseupsizeup pic.twitter.com/3ofMnZMQRS
The penalties can include points on your licence, a fine, or even disqualification from driving.
If you're seeking representation for a motoring offence, Gepp Solicitors have been providing legal advice for motor offences clients of generations. Our specialist Motor Crime Team, headed up by Senior Partner Roger Brice have a wealth of experience in road traffic law and are here to help ‘keep you on the road’.
For any help or queries call (01206) 369889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.