Truck driver storrows on footbridge, gets ticket to boot

Ed. note: Sometimes a picture isn’t worth quite a thousand words. I originally wrote the sign took out the truck, based on the photo. In fact, the photo shows where the driver stopped after hitting the Silber Footbridge, which is what State Police said and I missed in my zeal for a funny headline.

I’ve corrected the headline and post. State Police report Storrow truck drivers batted .333 this morning: One cracked his truck open like a walnut while two others managed to avoid the embarrassment – if not the tickets State Police routinely hand out to drivers who manage to get on the truck-unfriendly road. State Police report the driver of the now former truck got onto Storrow Drive inbound at BU around 11:20 a.m. and that he told a responding trooper that, yeah, he saw a sign that said “NO TRUCKS,” but said the sign confused him and so he just kept going – at least until a low-hanging sign made the meaning of the sign a bit clearer.

The truck was hauling bundles of hardwood flooring, according to State Police, who add that, in addition to the shame of having to tell his boss why he never made his delivery, he also got a ticket.

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