A truck driver got stuck under a notoriously low bridge in Kansas City on Thursday afternoon, making for the first accident of his long career.
The accident happened on December 1st underneath the Independence Avenue Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to 9 ABC, the bridge has only a 12 foot clearance, a clearly marked height sign, and yellow flashing lights to warn drivers. The trucker was not hurt in the incident, and says he has never had an accident in his 14 year career until the incident.
The city is working with Kansas City Terminal Railroad, which owns the bridge, to install an auditory warning system for truck drivers. The system would consist of plastic tubes installed at a specific height to let drivers know if they will clear the bridge before they reach it. If drivers hit the tubes, they will make a loud noise to warn drivers not to go any further.
You can see the brake lights, but it was too late.— kcpolice (@kcpolice) December 1, 2022
Another crash at the Independence Ave. Bridge. No Injuries.
Happening now. pic.twitter.com/l6oKGBcvIz