December 13 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A Tesco lorry has tipped over on its side after colliding with Finsbury Park bridge today.
Police and emergency crews raced to the scene following the collision at around 12pm but despite rumours people were trapped underneath, no-one was seriously hurt including the driver who was left with minor injuries.
Roads in the area have been closed off while the bridge was also shut down for a while as investigators checked the level of damage.
The collision has caused heavy traffic in and around Finsbury Park just a few hours ahead of a clash at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Chelsea.
Police warned fans attending the Capital One Cup match and commuters making their way home to set-off early, stressing it could take six hours to remove the lorry - meaning disruption could hit the roads until around 7pm.
Residents took to Twitter to upload photos with one remarking how he had seen a number of similar incidents.
Mike Durham posted on his account: “Lorry bridge strike Finsbury Park, Stroud Green Road. Third or fourth since I’ve lived here.”
Another user, called lora anne, said: “Yikes. The lorry drivers around Finsbury Park aren’t very bright.”
It is the second time a lorry has come unstuck under the bridge in just two months after a different motorist got wedged in September and was subsequently disqualified from driving for six months.
A Tesco spokesman said: “We are relieved that nobody was hurt during this incident and we are helping the police with their investigation.”