Truck Gets Wedged Under Rt. 14 Train Overpass

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 13D300405
TROOPER: Cuttita
STATION: Royalton
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 01-29-2013
LOCATION: VT RT 14

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Yisihak Mengesha
AGE: 37
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Anderson, SC

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: Tractor Trailer
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Roof Damage

INJURIES
None

WEATHER: Light Rain
ROAD COND: Wet/Ice

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

The operator of a tractor trailer with a height of 13’6” travelling north of VT RT 14 attempted to drive under the train trestle near Vesper Road in the Town of Royalton. The height clearance of the trestle is 12’1” and the truck became wedged under it. Sabil and Sons Towing recovered the vehicle however RT 14 was closed for approximately six hours. One Amtrak Train was delayed while the tracks were inspected for damage. State Police were assisted by The Royalton Fire Department and DMV at the scene. The truck and trailer had extensive roof damage but the driver was not injured.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kimberly on January 30, 2013 at 07:46

    Is it cleared out now?

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  2. More evidence of schools failing to teach math effectively??? ;-)))

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    • One might consider it an interesting Physics problem, yes? At what height could a truck at a what angle make it through, clearing the underpass?

      We suspect this accident is not the fault of our school, but most likely — let’s give the guy a break and assume the best — a distraction issue. How many people have driven their bikes, kayaks and other stuff attached on top of the car into their garage only to have both the garage door and bikes snapped off due to forgetting that um, something was on top of the vehicle and the garage was not exactly at the proper height to handle the cargo? WEB

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