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Another truck driver discovers the appeel of Storrow Drive

Peeled back truck

Brian D'Amico captured the aftermath of a 3:30 p.m. incident in which the driver of a box truck hauling furniture realized that hey, maybe those "CARS ONLY" signs really meant cars only.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted with permission.

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Because I'm guessing their rental truck insurance stopped a fraction of an inch before the clearance sign.

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My parents' homeowner's insurance will cover it.

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must have been going crazy fast to not notice that their truck was falling apart until they were 2/3 of the way through the bridge.

Idiots.

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Headline of the month

Plus love Brian's series of pics from the scene.

ETA: Took me a minute to figure it out, but from this perspective the location appears to be the ramp from the Bowker Overpass to Storrow westbound, so it hit the main deck of Storrow eastbound.

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This driver has technique. Just the right mix of speed and cluelessness, to get that perfect Ryder peel.

I'm giving him an 8.

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I read the captions on the site. A rental used by a furniture company. Looks like they were Bob-a-nized.

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Have these bridge/truck collisions always happened with such alarming frequency, or is that we're just hearing about every single one. And, if this is a new thing, what gives? Are the clearance heights given on the sign inaccurate due to road work?

I know it's being too Pollyanna to think that there can't possibly be this many stupid truck drivers, but I really have a hard time believing that this many people ignored those signs.

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We've just got a lot more people with cameras taking pictures of them these days. I didn't even post about the U-Haul that had to be backed off a ramp by MGH this morning because while it blocked traffic, its driver managed to stop before hitting anything.

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Last night as I was driving outbound on Storrow, cops had a UHaul pulled over on the start of the Charlesgate/Boylston St exit ramp. He probably would have fit but the rules are the rules.

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Maybe people used to rely on their own eyes and memory ("hey, guys, let's not forget we rented a truck and are not driving the family Honda") instead of blindly following what the computer tells them to do?

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