Suspected ‘crash and run’ in Ely as lorry causes damage to level crossing barriers

PUBLISHED: 14:34 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 17 May 2018

Police are investigating an incident after a lorry smashed into the level crossing barriers in Ely this morning (May 17) and fled the scene.

Police are investigating an incident after a lorry smashed into the level crossing barriers in Ely this morning (May 17) and fled the scene.

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British Transport Police are investigating an incident after a lorry drove into the level crossing barriers at Station Road in Ely and fled the scene.

A HGV has crashed and caused damage to Ely’s North level crossing after hitting the barriers. PHOTO: Google A HGV has crashed and caused damage to Ely’s North level crossing after hitting the barriers. PHOTO: Google

Officers were called to the A142 crossing at around 10:30am this morning (Thursday May 17) after reports a HGV had stuck the barriers and caused damage.

Police closed the North level crossing for around one hour while engineers from Network Rail assessed the damage; people were advised to “avoid the area if possible”.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called at 10.25am to Ely station following a report that a vehicle had struck a level crossing barrier causing damage.

“Officers attended however the vehicle had not remained on scene, engineers from Network Rail also attended. Enquiries are on going in relation to this matter.”

The closure caused increased traffic congestion in the area due to the incident.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at 10.30am today with reports that the level crossing at the A142 in Ely had been damaged by a HGV.”

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