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How many vehicles, mainly HGVs and Buses have hit Farnham’s Wrecclesham Railway bridge in recent years?
The latest incident, the second this year, a week ago, was when yet another HGV overturned after striking the railway bridge.
According to a couple of eye-witnesses, the HGV travelled north on Monday through Wrecclesham when it hit the bridge’s protective boom and turned over.
Police confirmed that a Nissan Qashqai had been crushed, but that its female driver had been safely removed from the vehicle. She was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Here’s a picture showing the scene on Lee Moran’s Farnham Rants Facebook group.
The A325 Wrecclesham Road was closed between the Coxbridge roundabout and the School Hill junction.
One Farnham man thinks he may have the answer – to our Coffee Time Quiz.
He says he has been Tweeting on this for about 8 years now still no action taken!
The dates on which the bridge has been hit were 24/9/14, 22/5/15, 27/5/15, 18/8/16, 23/5/17, 19/7/17, 4/9/17, 6/10/17, 10/11/17, 7/2/18, 11/7/18, 6/8/18, 6/12/18, 15/3/19, 4/4/19, 13/5/19, 07/10/21, 17/03/22, 11/07/22.
If you can add any further dates to this long list, then perhaps someone, somewhere may consider taking some action to reduce the danger. This time the driver of the Nissan Qashqai had a lucky escape. But next time, someone might not be so fortunate?
Surrey Police are still appealing for witnesses of the crash shortly after 6 pm on Monday, July 11.
A multi-agency rescue operation was conducted by the South East Coast Ambulance Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and a specialist heavy goods vehicle recovery company.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any dashcam footage is asked to contact the police quoting reference number PR/P22144939 via:
If you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.