A431 Bath Road: Route open again with man, 50, in police custody after lorry rampage

Onlookers reported the lorry hitting the bridge, a telegraph pole and a bus before heading up Cherry Garden Road toward Oldland Common.

A 50-year-old man remains in police custody under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving after a lorry smashed into several vehicles and a railway bridge in Oldland Common, last night (Dec 6).

The A431 Bath Road and its railway bridge, used by Avon Valley Railway, have reopened after crews cleared debris from the site. The bridge was first reopened to foot traffic beneath the structure before vehicles were also allowed following an inspection by Avon Fire and Rescue.

At around 5.15pm police responded to reports of a lorry colliding with the bridge and later confirmed several other vehicles, street lights, telephone lines and road signs had been damaged before the lorry came to a halt in Oldland Common. This morning, South Gloucestershire Council officers remain present at the scene, carrying out inspections.

The A431 Bath Road was reopened in both directions at around 11pm last night.