A lorry "smashed" into a bridge in Maidenhead after failing to abide by the height restrictions.

At around 10am this morning (February 22) a large lorry got stuck under a railway bridge on Gringer Hill.

Cllr Gurch Singh of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was at the scene until 10:25, helping the driver and redirecting traffic. 

"What happened was the driver smashed into the bridge," Cllr Singh said.

"We have now managed to clear the lorry and the traffic is clearing - but there is still commotion in the area."

It is reportedly the third time a lorry has become stuck at the site in three years.

Cllr Singh believes the problem lies with poor signage and satnav navigation systems not tailoring routes for large vehicles - which led the driver under the tunnel where the lorry passed under and the shipping container became stuck.

"There needs to be better signage," he added.

"The borough has said there is enough signage to meet statutory obligations but I don't think that is enough - we need to go beyond that."

In Slough and Burnham the bridge set-up has been altered to combat such incidents.

Network Rail, who own the railway bridge, will now be contacted to attend the site for a safety evaluation.

The Observer has contacted Network Rail for comment.