Road reopened after cherry picker hits bridge in Hebburn

A road has been reopened after a cherry picker hit a bridge in Hebburn.

High Lane Row and Black Road, in Hebburn, are currently closed after a cherry picker has hit a bridge.

The road is currently closed

The road is currently closed

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At around 11.49 am police received a report a van had become stuck under a bridge in Black Road, Hebburn.

“Officers attended the scene and it appeared an Ivaco Cherrypicker vehicle had become lodged while trying to pass underneath the Metro bridge.

“The driver was uninjured in the collision and there were no other vehicles involved.

A cherry picker has hit a bridge in Hebburn

A cherry picker has hit a bridge in Hebburn

“Emergency services also attended the scene and the road was subsequently closed while the vehicle was recovered.

“The road reopened at around 1.12pm and no structural damage was caused.”

The Metro service continued as normal although there were slight delays as a reduced speed was enforced while travelling over the bridge.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "A fire engine from Hebburn Community Fire Station has been called to the scene.

"It was a cherry picker that had hit a metro bridge.

"No damage has been caused to the bridge.

"Jarrow Coachworks are currently on route to look at the cherry picker."