A truck driver was hauling nearly 12,000 gallons of unleaded fuel when he says that a bird flew inside the vehicle and struck his head, causing him to swerve.
The crash occurred just before noon on April 21, 2018 along MacArthur Blvd – Southbound in Bourne, Massachusetts.
According to the Bourne Police Department, after viewing this dash cam video, officers could not confirm the truck driver’s account of the accident. The vehicle did not swerve, but instead slowly travelled across multiple lanes without braking before striking and downing a power pole.
Massachusetts State Police, Bourne FD, MassDOT, and various utility companies all assisted in resolving the incident.
The operator was cited for Failure to Stay Within Marked Lanes and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.