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Mum and daughter have lucky escape as truck hits Grantham bridge

By Grantham Reporter

Police are currently dealing with two incidents at the bridge on Barrowby Road, Grantham.

A vehicle has been damaged after a lorry struck the bridge on Barrowby Road. Its load fell and hit a vehicle travelling behind.

The driver of the vehicle behind the car that got hit said: "I am in total shock. The lorry hit the bridge. I reversed as the yellow box came towards our screen and then it bounced sideways. The front of the car infront was completely crushed.

The metal box narrowly missed this car travelling behind. (3186781)
The metal box narrowly missed this car travelling behind. (3186781)

"We were approaching the bridge as the truck was coming the other way. As soon as it struck the bridge, the blue metal box came flying off and hit the car infront. The yellow box then fell and was coming towards my windscreen. I managed to quickly hit reverse and get out of the way before it hit our car.

"I have never seen anything like it. My daughter is really shook up. We were meant to be on our way to a Little Mix concert but we have had to come home first to calm down. What is it going to take to stop this happening?"

Police and recovery vehicles are currently at the scene.

A Ford Focus has also been hit by an arctic truck on the Asda roundabout. The road surrounding the area is currently closed.

A spokesman from Lincolnshire Police said: "It is just a damage only collision called in at 11.46 incident number 193. Car and lorry."

The road has since been reopened.

The car travelling behind the lorry was crushed by its falling load.
The car travelling behind the lorry was crushed by its falling load.


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