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Tuesday 20 February 2018

'Talk soon, lots to discuss' - Iarnrod Eireann tweets truck driver after morning bridge strike

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Expect an angry phone-call later, Iarnrod Eireann have warned an anonymous truck driver involved in a bridge strike this morning.

The truck, which hit a train bridge in Clontarf despite the bridge height being sign-posted, left the scene without reporting the incident.

Iarnrod Eireann were forced to undergo an inspection of the site with the result of commuters being delayed by 30 minutes.

“To the trucker who hit bridge, failed to report it & left scene: we have your reg & company you drive for. Talk soon, lots to discuss,” the official Irish Rail account tweeted just minutes after the incident.

The Twitter account kept commuters updated during the incident and inspection and criticised the truck driver involved.

“Irresponsible drivers. It's a basic rule of the road, heights clearly malted, and this truck also left the scene,” the official Iarnrod Eireann Twitter account wrote.

“That bridge is below new restriction, so a case of truck driver being reckless (driver also left scene),” it added.

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