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