Another truck smashes into different Northampton bridge 

  • A truck full of produce crashed into a bridge on North Street in Northampton on Friday, July 12.  SUBMITTED PHOTO/NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • A truck full of produce crashed into a bridge on North Street in Northampton on Friday, July 12.  SUBMITTED PHOTO/DANN VAZQUEZ

  • A truck full of produce crashed into a bridge on North Street in Northampton on Friday, July 12.  ​​​​​SUBMITTED PHOTO/NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • A truck full of produce crashed into a bridge on North Street in Northampton on Friday, July 12. SUBMITTED PHOTO/DANN VAZQUEZ

Staff Writer 
Published: 7/12/2019 12:15:13 PM
Modified: 7/12/2019 12:15:00 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A low Northampton bridge claimed another truck on Friday morning.

Around 10 a.m., a Ryder truck loaded with produce slammed into the low bridge on North Street between King Street and Market Street, according to Northampton Police Lt. Alan Borowski.

“The operator came around the corner and isn’t used to driving a truck of that height and, ultimately, it didn't fit,” Borowski said.

The crash left pieces of the truck scattered on the road. The truck has since been towed and the driver was not harmed. “Just shaken up a little bit,” Borowski said. There was no damage to the bridge, according to Borowski.

This summer, multiple trucks have slammed into a similar low bridge just a few blocks away on Bridge Street. Since 2009, 37 vehicles have struck that bridge, making it known to some as the “truck-eating bridge.” 

The North Street Bridge has seen fewer accidents in recent years. 

“It’s been a while, but it has been hit before,” Borowski said. “Probably seven, eight years ago.”  

Greta Jochem can be reached at gjochem@gazettenet.com.


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