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Semi truck strikes bridge after driver “ignored the signs,” police say


A semi truck struck a railroad bridge in upstate New York early Thursday after following GPS directions, police say. 

The incident happened on Thursday, October 22nd at around 12:30 a.m. in Salina, New York. 

According to Syracuse News, the truck was driving southeast on Onondaga Lake Parkway when it struck the railroad bridge, scraping against the roof and leaving debris scattered across the roadway. 

29-year-old truck driver Thomas Bayavuge told police that he had been following GPS directions and ignored the signs with flashing lights warning of the low clearance. 

Luckily, no injuries were reported and the bridge is structurally sound, but Bayavuge was ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device, driving at an unsafe speed and having obstructed plates.

This incident comes just two weeks after a box truck struck the same bridge while also following GPS instructions.


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