Driver going 100 km/h with dump box up charged after striking Queensway overpass: OPP

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Driver going 100 km/h with dump box up charged after striking Queensway overpass: OPP

Post by IceCube » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:10 pm

OTTAWA -- Ontario Provincial Police say a truck was travelling at close to 100 kilometres an hour, with its dump box raised, when it struck a highway overpass in Ottawa's west-end, leaving the box jammed under the overpass for several hours.

The 53-year-old Almonte man driving the truck has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act after the crash Thursday morning.

The OPP says a dump truck travelling eastbound on Hwy 417 struck the overpass at Huntmar Drive just after 11 a.m.. The large dump box that struck the overpass became wedged under the bridge, while the rest of the vehicle kept moving.

The truck stopped about 100 metres down the Queensway after the crash.

In a statement Friday morning, the OPP said the investigation confirmed the truck had been travelling at close to 100 kilometres an hour, with the dump box raised, resulting in the collision.

"You could hear this loud bang, you could feel the thing move, but you had no idea what it was," said Donevan Levy, who was working at the Palladium Auto Park when the truck struck the overpass.

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