A lorry crashed through the wall of a railway bridge and ended up on its side.

Emergency services were called to the bridge at Castle Cary in Somerset shortly before 9.30am yesterday.

The driver of the lorry was stuck in the vehicle, which was left hanging over the railway line, but was later freed. 

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called at 9.26am to Station Road near Castle Cary station following a report of a lorry crashing through the walls of a bridge overlooking the railway track.

"The cab of the lorry is reported to have been partly dangling off the bridge and debris had fallen onto the tracks.

"The driver has since been freed from the lorry. He suffered injuries that are not described as life-threatening."

The line towards Yeovil Pen Mill was disrupted following the incident.

Network Rail engineers are working to make the line safe and have urged passengers to check before they travel. 

Great Western Railway has warned that train services between Westbury and Weymouth via Yeovil Pen Mill may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption was expected until the end of the day.

Customers travelling to Dorchester and Weymouth should travel via Southampton Central.

Road transport was arranged to run from Westbury to Weymouth, calling at Frome, Yeovil Pen Mill and Dorchester West.

Rail users coming from Weymouth were told they could travel on South Western Railway services towards Southampton Central and change there for Great Western Railway services towards Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

South Western Railway is transporting passengers between Southampton Central and Weymouth in both directions until further notice.

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