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One hurt after oversized load rips toll booth from foundation


A West Virginia Turnpike toll booth operator was injured this afternoon when a truck carrying an oversized load used the wrong toll lane, ripping the structure of the toll booth from its foundation.

WVSP: Trucker Tried To Squeeze Oversized Load Through Regular Toll Lane

The incident happened at 12:45 p.m. at the toll plaza in Sharon, West Virginia.

The West Virginia State Police say that a southbound truck driver hauling an oversized load tried to use a regular toll lane instead of a lane meant for the use of oversized vehicles. As the truck driver tried to squeeze through, he struck the toll booth and ripped the structure out of the ground.

A male toll booth worker suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver was not hurt.

Police say that the truck driver was ticketed for failure to obey traffic signs.

Two tollbooths were closed as a result of the incident, which also destroyed camera equipment.

The West Virginia State Police are still investigating the incident.



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