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GPS directions involved in semi crash with low bridge 


A truck driver ignored warning signs for a low bridge while following GPS directions in upstate New York on Monday. 

The accident happened on October 31st in Salina, New York at 1:27 p.m. 

Deputies say that 37-year-old Omar M. Clarke was driving east on the Onondaga Lake Parkway following GPs directions when he ignored warning signs for the low bridge. The truck then hit the bridge so hard that it flipped onto its side, reported Syracuse News.

Clarke sustained minor injuries in the wreck and was transported to a hospital complaining of body pain. The bridge clearance was marked 10 feet 9 inches. The trailer was empty at the time of the incident. 

All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the Onondaga Lake Parkway were closed until 4:45 p.m. when the trailer was cleared. 

Clarke was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and is scheduled to appear in court on November 10th.


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