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Excavator on Flatbed Truck Collides with Entrance of Storrow Drive Tunnel

Published in on February 28, 2024

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A flatbed truck carrying an excavator collided with a ceiling beam at the entrance of the Storrow Drive Tunnel in Boston on Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic disruptions on the busy route. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. and resulted in the flatbed driver being cited for the accident.

Witness footage captured at the scene reveals the aftermath of the collision, with the damaged excavator being hoisted onto the flatbed by a crane. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation conducted an immediate inspection of the tunnel and determined that the impact did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.

Traffic flow resumed normalcy by 4:15 p.m. as all lanes were reopened after the transportation department’s assessment concluded that there was no lasting damage. Massachusetts State Police are handling the ongoing investigation into the specific circumstances that led to the incident. The swift response from authorities ensured a quick turnaround in restoring traffic and addressing safety concerns following the collision.

The incident is a reminder of the importance of height restrictions and safety compliance for vehicles transporting large equipment on roads with overhead obstacles. Authorities are likely to reinforce the importance of adherence to transportation guidelines to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Further details pertaining to the citation issued to the driver or the exact measurements that led to the collision have not been disclosed at this time. Officials are continuing their efforts to ensure such incidents are avoided and that the transport of heavy machinery

Source: NBC Boston

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