Two lanes of Highway 101 were closed this morning after a dump truck with a raised bed struck an overpass in Palo Alto, California.
The crash happened last night just before 11 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 at Embarcadero Road.
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The California Highway Patrol says that the dump truck’s hydraulic lift was raised when it crashed into the overpass, causing a 27 foot long crack in the structure. The bed of the dump truck partially detached on impact.
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CHP says that the 24 year old dump truck driver, Sukhpal Singh, was leaving a construction site and forgot to lower the bed. He will be cited for the incident.
Police do not think that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Singh suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Caltrans crews are working to determine whether the structural integrity of the overpass was compromised.
— Palo Alto Weekly (@paloaltoweekly) March 3, 2017
CHP has asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call (650) 369-6261.