Driver Misjudges Bridge And Ruins His Truck

LPE360Published: November 23, 2017138,571 plays$342.88 earned
Published: November 23, 2017

A truck was destroyed when the driver attempted to go under a low bridge in the Massachusetts town of Westwood on August 20. The top of the truck hit the bridge and the back of the truck was smashed to pieces.

Truckers of the world! No matter how many times you try it, no how strongly you believe the warning signs don't apply to you, your vehicle is never going to be able to survive an encounter with the 10-foot 6-inch tall bridge. This satisfying video is proof of it.

According to reports this area is prone to crashes, with as many as 15 occurring under the East Street Bridge in 2014. Cement trucks, oil trucks, a transportation bus and even a lorry transporting lobsters have all become victims of this bridge.

“One incident in May involved a truck hitting the bridge, another involved cars crashing under the bridge, another involved a truck full of cookies that hit the bridge, one involving a wine truck hitting the bridge and spilling wine bottles onto the ground. In late September, one driver was following a GPS device and went under the bridge, which hit an air conditioning unit that was on top of the truck, knocking it onto the windshield of the car behind.” authorities have reported.

Watch the video that shows the roof of the empty food delivery truck hitting the bridge, smashing it into pieces. A surveillance camera has captured the footage and shows the impact, that nearly sent the truck completely airborne, as two of its wheels left the road.The other cars, which were behind the truck, had to turn back and take another route. Reportedly, the driver of the truck failed to follow the signs.

This is the latest accident, caught on camera, showing the roof coming off the truck as it smashed into the low bridge, spreading debris across the road and luckily for the driver no-one was seriously hurt. The East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts is giving truck drivers a headache, despite of the clear warning signs of the low clearing. Drives don’t seem to notice them and drove full speed at the accident blackspot.

The Westwood Town Administrator Mike Jaillet explained that these videos demonstrate an issue most Westwood residents were familiar with - accidents caused by the height and design of the East Street Bridge. At a presentation given at the Board of Selectmen meeting showed the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) plan to reduce accidents caused by the bridge design. In the years between 2009 to 2015, the Westwood Police Department recorded 81 accidents at the bridge.

The Director of Transit-Oriented Development at MTBA and project manager for East Street bridge Peter Paravalos discussed the improvement plans at the meeting. The plans include increasing of the vertical clearance for the bridge by lowering the road, raising the train tracks, and reducing the depth of the structure.

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