Humber Bridge closed as fire crews rescue trapped crash passengers

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Humber Bridge closed as fire crews rescue trapped crash passengers

Humber Bridge closed as fire crews rescue trapped crash passengers
2021-03-25 16:30:00
The Humber Bridge was closed northbound after a three-car “traffic accident” during rush hour. Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue rescued two women trapped inside one of the vehicles. In a statement issued at 5.20pm, the service said: “We got a call at around 4.31pm and are currently dealing with a road-traffic collision involving three vehicles. “We are currently in the process of rescuing two people from the vehicles.” It follows an earlier search operation in which police and ambulance crews were seen on the Humber Bridge. A coastguard helicopter was deployed on Thursday afternoon (March 25), while lifeboat crews were seen in Hessle Foreshore and also near The Deep. One witness said: “Helicopter out and lifeboat crews at the Foreshore looking for someone. About three search boats are in the water and there is blue flashing lights on the bridge. Ambulance and police are there.” To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. Key EventsThree-vehicle collision on the bridge17:1617:39Michael MutchHumber Bridge openROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ALL CLEAR NORTHBOUND REOPENED. The Humber Bridge is currently open to all traffic except for abnormal loads wider than 4 metres (13.1 feet) or heavier than 44 tonnes. Please apply to cross using the Esdal 2 website— Humber Bridge News (@HumBridgeNews) March 25, 2021 17:34Michael MutchNorthbound closedTraffic management system Inrix says:Humber Bridge Northbound closed, queueing traffic due to police incident from Barton to Hessle (Humberfield Roundabout).Bridge now closed as of 17:05 following first reports of an incident around 16:10. Affecting inbound traffic to Hull.17:33Michael MutchQueuing traffic on Humber Bridge17:16KEY EVENTThree-vehicle collision on the bridgeHumberside Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with a three-vehicle collision on the Humber Bridge.A spokesperson for the fire service said:We got a call at around 4.31pm and are currently dealing with a road-traffic collision involving three vehicles.We are currently in the process of rescuing two people from the vehicles. 17:08Michael MutchRoad traffic accident on Humber BridgeUPDATE road traffic accident fire service in attendance northbound closure— Humber Bridge News (@HumBridgeNews) March 25, 2021 17:06Michael MutchLifeboats return to base16:50Michael MutchTraffic stopped on Humber BridgeDue to an ongoing incident on the bridge, the northbound traffic has been stopped until further notice— Humber Bridge News (@HumBridgeNews) March 25, 2021 16:46Michael MutchPolice at the sceneHumberside Police have confirmed they remain at the scene.A spokesperson said:We are dealing with an incident on Humber Bridge. The west walk way is currently closed to the public.16:39Michael MutchHumber Bridge partially blockedHumber Bridge Northbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to police incident from Barton to Hessle (Humberfield Roundabout).Affecting inbound traffic to Hull.16:30Michael MutchPictures from the sce
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