WICKED MESS … Truck Carrying $100,000 of Lobster Crashes and Burns After Hitting Bridge in Westwood, MA
WICKED MESS OF LOBSTAH …
Tuesday morning, truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster worth an estimated $100,000 slammed into an MBTA rail bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts. Following the crash, the truck then caught on fire. The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. Needless to say he failed. What part about 13 feet is greater than 10 feet, 6 inches didn’t this driver quite not understand? The truck driver, 26 year old Todd Preson, of Portland, Maine has been charged with operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and failure to obey municipal signs.
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A truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster slammed into an MBTA rail bridge in Westwood early Tuesday morning, sparking a fire and huge problems for commuters.
The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. and failed.
The truck burst into flames after the crash. Surveillance video captured the impact.
The entire load of lobster, worth an estimated $100,000, will be discarded.
MBTA service on the bridge was shut down until 8 a.m. because inspectors had make sure the overpass was still structurally sound. Inspectors deemed the bridge okay.