A tractor trailer had its top peeled off last week after striking a low-clearance bridge near Niagara Falls.
The accident happened on September 19th at around 8:40 a.m. in Niagara, New York.
According to WIVB 4 News, the 49-year-old unnamed truck driver from Nova Scotia was traveling along the Niagara Scenic Parkway after exiting Interstate 90 when he tried to pass beneath a 12-foot bridge, peeling off the top of the trailer and breaking it in half. The bridge suffered only minor paint damage.
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The bridge has 12-foot clearance and “no commercial vehicles” signs posted, but the truck driver says he was not paying attention to signs and was just using his GPS.
Police say that “this happens often” and it is not clear whether the driver will be cited for the incident.