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 […]