A LORRY DRIVER tried to go under a bridge which was too low and struck it.

HGV driver Ivor Harrier got his vehicle wedged under the bridge in Dunfermline, blocking a busy road.

Harrier, 38, of Uist Place, Perth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 19, in Elgin Street, Dunfermline, he drove a lorry carelessly by failing to properly observe road signs and drove in contravention of a weight limit and height restriction for the vehicle and struck a railway bridge, causing damage to it.

Depute fiscal Kavin Ryan-Hume told the court that the incident occurred at around 1.30pm.

The lorry Harrier was driving had a height of 13’ 9” while the bridge had a limit of 11’6”.

There was also a limit of 7.5 tons on the road while Harrier’s vehicle weighed 18 tons.

When police arrived at the scene, officers found the lorry wedged under the bridge.

Damage to the bridge cost £1,000 to repair, added the depute.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client was not familiar with the road. “He accepts it was his fault,” he added.

Sheriff Charles MacNair fined Harrier £400 and endorsed his licence with four penalty points.