Truck driver hits Pennsylvania overpass and keeps driving for miles

A truck driver lost his trailer after hitting 10-foot overpass this morning around 1 a.m. in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

The truck was traveling down the road when it encountered a marked 10-foot overpass – clearly, the trailer was a tad taller than 10-feet. The truck driver claims he did not know that this trailer was detached from his truck until he had traveled 3 more miles down the road and his truck caught on fire. The truck driver has not yet been identified. ABC 6 reported that the incident created a fiery scene on Lancaster Avenue and Airdale Road.

The truck was traveling on King of Prussia Road when it struck the 10-foot overpass near the SEPTA train station. The force of impact between the overpass and the trailer ripped the trailer from the tractor. The truck was hauling plants, thus creating a huge mess in the roadway.

King of Prussia Road was closed between Matsonford and Radnor Chester roads by the Paoli-Thorndale Line at the Radnor SEPTA station to allow for cleanup. Around 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, service on the Paoli-Thorndale Line was able to resume.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the accident.

Witnesses of the incident claim that the truck driver was traveling at a ‘high rate of speed” when it came in contact with the overpass. Other contributing factors to this accident are not known at this time.

It is not known whether or not this driver will be cited for such a destructive and dangerous incident.

 

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