Police say driver ‘fled’ after getting semi stuck under bridge

It isn't clear whether the truck driver will face charges -- when and if he is found.

Authorities are trying to locate a truck driver who they say fled the scene after getting his truck wedged underneath a bridge in Indiana.

The incident happened around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, in downtown Fort Wayne, according to a report from WANE.

Authorities say that an unnamed semi truck driver was hauling a load of onions southbound on Fairfield Ave when he apparently ignored 11 foot 8 inch low clearance signs and attempted to pass underneath a railroad bridge, causing heavy damage to the trailer and leaving the truck stuck.

Truck driver runs off after getting semi stuck under bridge

When police arrived, the truck driver had left the scene. He has not yet been located.

It took crews an hour and a half to remove the stuck truck from underneath the bridge.

The incident remains under investigation. It isn’t yet clear whether the truck driver will face charges.

Local business owner Marcos Espinosa says that it is common for trucks to hit the bridge. “No one seems to really want to read signs. It’s marked in three places coming down [Fairfield Avenue]. It just takes time to clean up, and it’s a pain in the butt to deal with honestly,” he said.

You can see images of another semi truck that got stuck under the bridge last fall in the Facebook post below.

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For more, take a look at the report below.