State Police: Truck Driver was Apparently Confused by "No Trucks" Sign

Over-height truck strikes bridge in Boston...
A truck driving in a "no trucks" zone in Boston today struck a bridge. The bridge won. (State Police photo)

From the Massachusetts State Police:

State Police Cite Driver of Overheight Truck Who Failed to Heed Sign

Today at approximately 11:20 a.m. Trooper Vincent Noe of the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, along with Troopers from State Police-Boston, responded to a truck that struck the Silber Way footbridge on Storrow Drive eastbound in Boston.

The operator of the truck stated that he entered Storrow Drive eastbound from Boston University. He stated that he saw the signs that said "No Trucks" but was confused by it, so he continued driving. The truck was hauling bundles of hardwood flooring.

Trooper Noe conducted inspections of the truck and the driver, who was cited for failing to obey the "No Trucks” sign.

This was the third overheight truck that entered Storrow Drive this morning. The other two were removed and the operators cited. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on