We know who you are: Irish Rail tweets driver who hit bridge

Company gives gardaí details of trucker who failed to stop after crash , causing Dart delays

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.

Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 15:13

Irish Rail used Twitter this morning to warn a truck driver who hit a bridge in Dublin and failed to stop that they have his details.

The company has passed the details of the driver onto the gardaí, who are now investigating the incident, a spokeswoman said.

The strike caused delays of up to 15 minutes on morning commuter Dart services after the truck hit a bridge at Clontarf. A bridge inspection has taken place and services have since resumed.

Irish Rail tweets the truck driver

The truck driver failed to stop after hitting the bridge.

“To the trucker who hit bridge, failed to report it & left scene: we have your reg & company you drive for. Talk soon, lots to discuss,” the official Irish Rail account tweeted shortly after the incident.

The company also used Twitter to criticise motorists who fail to observe signs.

“Irresponsible drivers. It’s a basic rule of the road, heights clearly malted (sic), and this truck also left the scene,” it tweeted.

“That bridge is below new restriction, so a case of truck driver being reckless (driver also left scene),” it added. Drivers “must know their load heights, and plan route accordingly,” it said on Twitter.

In response to a Tweet from a rail user who said it is “sad and embarrassing that you guys aren’t doing more to stop regular bridge strikes”, Irish Rail said strikes have reduced by 75 per cent over the past five years. However, it acknowledged there are still some 60 a year. “Still too high.”