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Trailer left behind after truck bed smashes into overpass


A trailer disconnected from a truck in Canada after a crash into an overpass on Friday morning. 

The incident happened on February 10th in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada under the Cambie Street overpass. 

According to the Daily Hive, a tractor trailer was traveling south on Knight Street with an apparently raised bed when it struck the overpass. The trailer then disconnected from the truck and was left resting almost vertically against the overpass. 

“Anytime a major structure is damaged, there are engineers and safety inspections that must occur,” Cpl. Dennis Hwang with Richmond RCMP told Daily Hive. “We cannot comment on those activities as they are unrelated to us. We do not have any timelines at the moment but we are sympathetic to travelers. We strongly suggest re-routing.”

“Is it that companies and drivers aren’t paying attention to the law and just aren’t bothering to do their work… their pre-trips, their measurements, and making sure they pull the appropriate permits if it’s oversized? Or is it a mistake in measurement? Is it not securing the load properly so it moves through transit. Or is it an honest error on the part of the driver taking the wrong route?” said BC Trucking Association president and CEO Dave Earle regarding a similar crash back in July. “We just don’t know.”

No further information has been released. 


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