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Bam! Skip lorry smashes into rail bridge on Barrington Road, Brixton

There’s currently delays all round thanks to this skip driver bashing his load of empty skips into the rail bridge at Barrington Road, near Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Sw9.

The lorry bashed into the bridge deep in the rush hour – around 5pm – and the road was still blocked over an hour later.

The fire brigade had to let down the air from the lorry’s tyres so that it could be moved away from the scene. Thankfully, the bridge only appears to have suffered minor superficial damage .

It’s not that rare for lorries to crash into bridges around Brixton – I captured this scene on Coldharbour Lane back in 2007, and only two weeks later a bus managed to crash into a house on the same road.