In what will go down in the record books as one of the most Boston of truck crashes ever, a driver from Georgia who reports getting discombobulated by a GPS that put him on Storrow Drive somehow wound up near the top of Beacon Hill from which he rolled down Walnut Street and then was unable to stop as his 18-wheeler plowed across Beacon and down some stairs onto the Common, around 11:50 a.m.
Police report no injuries, but emergency crews concerned about the truck's fuel tanks had waders evacuated from Frog Pond. Extra police were summoned to keep crowds of curious bystanders away as the BPD truck team and firefighters figure out how to stabilize the truck and get it removed.
"Well, you don't see a truck crashed into Boston Common every day," notes Sara, who photographed the truck from the ground:
Boston firefighters first had to stabilize the truck before the fuel tanks could be emptied:
It takes a big tow truck to remove a big tractor, as Elizabeth shows us:
In fact, it takes more than just a big tow truck, as Chrissy reports: