Towing disaster! Tow truck driver is red-faced after the van he picked up is stuck under a low bridge
- A driver felt embarrassed after his van was precariously stuck
- The tow truck got stuck under a five meter high bridge in Dronefield
- Firefighters responded quickly and luckily no one was injured in the incident.
A tow truck driver felt embarrassed after a van he picked up got stuck under a low bridge.
The bucket vehicle was in the back of a recovery truck when an arm above the van struck the five-metre-high bridge and it became stuck.
Dronfield Road, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was forced to close for the rescue mission on Saturday evening August 19.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to reports that a vehicle was stuck under the railway bridge.
A tow truck driver felt embarrassed after a van he picked up got stuck under a low bridge in Dronfield, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
The road was closed for around 90 minutes during the unfortunate incident and luckily no one was injured.
The van has since been towed and fortunately no one was injured as a result of the incident.
It was feared the trains could be halted due to damage, but Network Rail checked the bridge for structural damage and found none.
The road was closed for around 90 minutes during the incident, it was reported.
A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘Fortunately no one was injured and there is no structural damage to the bridge or the railway line.
“However, it’s definitely a reminder to pay attention to low deck warnings.”
The local community was thanked for their support during the incident, the spokesperson said: “Thank you Dronfield Arms staff for the beers while we waited for recovery in the rain and for everyone’s patience while the road and paths were closed.”
It is certainly not a parallel park. Locals were stung during the incident, with many wondering ‘how the hell did this happen’
A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson thanked the local community for stepping up during the recovery
The brigade spokesperson added: ‘For those wondering ‘how?
“The van was in the back of a tow truck and the pod arm hit the deck and it got stuck.”
The locals were left in stitches during this unfortunate event. Andy Dobson said: “Dronfield what a place.”
Raychel Devine asked the question: ‘How?’
‘I was wondering what was in all the teacups and mugs outside Dronfield Arms this morning,’ said Richard Ironside.
Meanwhile, Jason Halliday said, “How the hell did this happen.”