Portobello crash: Man charged after lorry collides with railway bridge on busy Sir Harry Lauder Road

A person has been charged and fined for traffic offences after a lorry crashed into a Craigentinny railway bridge on Friday.

By Hannah Brown
Friday, 30th April 2021, 5:34 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 5:54 pm

The incident happened at around midday on Friday, April 30, near Sir Harry Lauder Road.

No other vehicles were involved and no one was injured.

Officers confirmed that a person was charged with alleged road traffic offences and was issued a fixed penalty notice.

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A police spokeswoman said: "We were called after a lorry struck a bridge near to Sir Harry Lauder Road.

"Nobody was injured.”

"The lorry has been removed and the road was cleared at around 3pm.

"The driver of the lorry has been charged with alleged road traffic offences and issued with a fixed penalty notice.”

The Ferguson lorry crashed into the Craigentinny Rail Bridge (Photo: Willie Reid).

A spokesman from ScotRail confirmed that the bridge was not damaged.

Willie Reid, who was driving past the bridge after the incident happened, said: “I saw police in attendance, around three cars.

"Lorry back end was all twisted.”

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