Woman safely rescued from car crushed by HGV at Wrecclesham bridge

By Daniel Gee   |   Head of Content   |
Tuesday 12th July 2022 6:24 am
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Emergency services on the scene at the A325 Wrecclesham railway bridge after an HGV struck the bridge at around 6.15pm on Monday
Emergency services on the scene at the A325 Wrecclesham railway bridge after an HGV struck the bridge at around 6.15pm on Monday (Lee Moran )

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A woman was safely extracted from her car after it was crushed by an HGV that hit the A325 Wrecclesham Road railway bridge on Monday evening.

A huge combined effort by the emergency services ensured the safe release of the female driver of a Nissan Qashqai in the early hours of Tuesday, who police say suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital. 

Surrey Police are now appealing for witnesses of the crash shortly after 6pm on Monday.

A force spokesman said: “Police were called to a two vehicle collision on the Wrecclesham Road, Farnham at 6.01pm.

“The collision involved a heavy goods vehicle which struck the railway bridge protection bar and rolled onto its side, crushing a Nissan Qashqai under the trailer.

“ A multi-agency rescue operation was conducted by the South East Coast Ambulance Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and a specialist heavy goods vehicle recovery company.

“This combined effort ensured the safe release of the female driver of the Qashqai who has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital.”

The police spokesman added the A325 Wrecclesham Road remained closed between Coxbridge Roundabout and School Hill at around 12.30am last night “for vehicle recovery”, with further updates to follow. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any dashcam footage is asked to contact the police quoting reference number PR/P22144939 via:

If you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To read how the incident unfolded on Monday evening, see the Herald’s live blog here.

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