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assessed the damage and decided the bridge was structurally sound and it was safe enough to resume running trains over the bridge. The railway line was reopened at 9.23am while the bus was still stuck under the bridge.
The police spokesman said: was a lot of debris to clear up before the road could be reopened. He would not say if any action was taken against the bus driver.
Most double decker buses are about 4.38m high. The height limit for the railway bridge is just 3.5m.
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was badly shaken but declined treatment from the ambulance service. He added: road was closed and Network Rail engineers called as there are four lines that run over that bridge.
The Network Rail spokesman said: bridge was damaged during the collision, but it was only superficial and something that can be dealt with during the next maintenance round of routine repairs. King Street, however, remained closed while debris and diesel spilled from the bus was cleared. It did not reopen until about 12.30pm.
of the week in the UK. 32% of these are caused by drivers not knowing the height of their vehicle, yet by law a height indicator MUST be fitted in the cab in a prominent visable position if the vehicle and or load is over 10' in height. I was not there, I can't say if the driver failed to check his vehicle height, forgot it because he was used to travelling in a coach, or simply failed to see the sign for some reason. It could have been damaged, vandalised or obscured. If you feel I was being holier than thou, so be it. Let my record speak for itself, 20 years and no bridge strikes. Oh and that's driving Burberry Boston Travel Bag
examined the bridge to see if there was any structural damage. The railway track, on which Midland Mainline services run, was closed following the incident. It is not clear whether it led to any delays.
You will note in the second paragraph I said "the numpty must be a coach driver who forgot about the extra height". Yes that is something that is easy to do, and unfortunately it happens too frequently. Mostly down to the driver being too comfortable and complacent. I believe the figures show that in 2011/12 1541 bridges were struck by high vehicles, that's around 4.22 every day Burberry Handbag Clearance
flatbeds with tractors and agricultural units on board, double decker trailors, reefers, box and curtain siders.
No one from Ausden Clark was available to comment. Yes I said I ALWAYS check the height of a bridge before proceeding, as do 99% of drivers of high vehicles. After all, it's OUR LICENCES that are at risk and therefore our livelihood. Burberry Handbags Outlet Uk
Traffic queued up in both directions between the Burton Road and High Street junctions during the closure.
It was eventually removed by 10.23am.
Despite banme's and Kristof's "holier than thou" comments, the plain fact is that as long back Prada Cahier Velvet Shoulder Bag as I can remember there have been regular incidents of buses and other high vehicles being wedged under low bridges. It happens often. I remember there was one not very many months ago and in that case there were children on the bus. Of course the driver should have been paying better attention but the notion that these kind of things should never or will never happen is just pie in the sky. As someone else said here, perhaps this driver is used to only driving single deckers. It is so easy to forget.
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