Car's bridge crash forces rail line closure in Plymouth

The bridge (pic: Nic Randall)
Image caption Debris from the bridge had to be cleared from the railway line below, Network Rail said

One of Devon's main railway lines was closed after a car crashed into a bridge above it.

The Chrysler Voyager hit a side wall of the bridge on Plymbridge Road, Plympton at about 05:45 GMT.

The driver was taken to Derriford Hospital with minor injuries and Network Rail said all lines had re-opened by 08:15 GMT.

The road will remain closed "for some time" until the bridge has been repaired, Plymouth City Council said.

Diversions have been put in place.

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