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Video shows big rig hauling U.S. mail plummeting off bridge into river


Massachusetts authorities have released stunning video featuring a semi truck crashing off a bridge and into the Charles River.

The incident took place shortly before noon on Saturday, February 26, in Weston, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts State Police described the crash:

… a tractor trailer [went] off the road and down long embankment into water, near ramp from Rt 95 to Pike. Driver, who cannot swim, was standing atop truck. Weston Firefighters safely brought the driver to land.  No injuries reported.

The Weston Fire Department shared several photos of the crash site.

The truck was hauling U.S. mail at the time of the crash. According to USPS, “The disposition of any mail on board will be determined by Postal Inspectors once their investigation is completed.”

While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Woodside told local outlet Boston 25 News that “Since they have taken out the toll booths there at what used to be Interchange 14 at the Mass Pike, we’ve seen an increase in tractor-trailer rollovers on both of those ramps. Usually we see them roll over and they end up on the bridge and we said one of these days somebody’s going to be going either fast or something’s going to happen and they’re going to end up in the river.”

Check out video of the truck’s plunge into the river below.


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