Forth Road Bridge ‘lorry chaos’ driver appears in court

Forth Road Bridge ‘lorry chaos’ driver appears in court

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a lorry overturned on the Forth Road Bridge on Tuesday, 14th March.

As a result of this incident, the bridge was closed in both directions for around three and a half hours until the vehicle was safely recovered.

It caused chaos across the road networks in central Scotland with some drivers caught in a six-hour detour to the Kincardine Bridge which was closed northbound.  Glasgow, Perth, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Stirling road users felt the far-reaching effects of the closure and resulting miles of queuing traffic.

The bridge operator said warning signs were in place instructing high-sided vehicles not to cross because of high winds.

The 56-year-old appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, 15th March.

Jouzas Zilvys, of Lekeciai in Lithuania, pleaded not guilty to a charge that he failed to comply with road signage showing drivers that high sided vehicles should not cross the Forth Road Bridge.

Mr Zilvys was granted bail and is due in court again on 27 June 2017.

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