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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
Driver hurt in rail bridge crash
A lorry driver suffered spinal injuries when his vehicle crashed into a railway bridge in County Durham.

The cab of the 39-year-old's vehicle was sheered off, when it struck the bridge beneath the East Coast Main Line on the A689 near Sedgefield.

The incident, on Tuesday, caused some disruption to train services and the road was closed for several hours.

The driver of a car that crashed into the back of the lorry, was treated for minor injuries in hospital.

A Durham Police spokesman said the lorry driver was being detained in North Tees Hospital in Stockton, though his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Engineers from Network Rail have declared the bridge safe and train services are operating normally.

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