Cement truck stuck under Seven Valleys overpass

Full story: The York Daily Record

A truck is moved after getting stuck under a low bridge in Seven Valleys. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- JASON PLOTKIN A cement truck crashed under the Seven Valleys overpass this morning, blocking Main Street.
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JTW

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I feel like my head is going to scrape going under that bridge in my pickup truck. What was this guy thinking ?
WHO

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How stupid can you be?

Is this guy a tea partier?
john doe 000069

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I think it's time to really crack down on these moron truck drivers. How do you not know how high your rig is so you don't hit a bridge. I hope they nail the driver. Yesterday a stupid old truck driver gets out of his rig. He drops the trailer and it takes off and crashes into a telephone pole and the pole falls on a persons suv. And the stupid pigs are not going to charge the truck driver? I know how to get rid of those morons tripple the IFTA tax. Tell them they can't charge more for their service. All the truckers do is tear our roads up. I am tried of hearing about a stupid truck driver wrecking and tying up traffic. It would have really been neat if they had a down pour in Seven Valleys today. Make the stupid truck driver clean his mess up.
john doe 00069

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john doe 000069 wrote:
I think it's time to really crack down on these moron truck drivers. How do you not know how high your rig is so you don't hit a bridge. I hope they nail the driver. Yesterday a stupid old truck driver gets out of his rig. He drops the trailer and it takes off and crashes into a telephone pole and the pole falls on a persons suv. And the stupid pigs are not going to charge the truck driver? I know how to get rid of those morons tripple the IFTA tax. Tell them they can't charge more for their service. All the truckers do is tear our roads up. I am tried of hearing about a stupid truck driver wrecking and tying up traffic. It would have really been neat if they had a down pour in Seven Valleys today. Make the stupid truck driver clean his mess up.
Another classy post. I guess he's a union member too. Just what do you do for a living? It can't be much if anything. Welfare, disability?
Cut no Slack

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I am usually the last one to pick on a truck driver. They have a hard job putting up with all the idiots driving cars on every road you can find. But this guy didn't even cut it close. Look at the picture. He needs to be drug tested. And the guy who let his truck roll away yesterday needs a vacation.
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Over a decade ago some local and County officials asked PennDOT to please install some "drag chains" set to the same height of the underpass along each approach.

They would be a final warning for any overheight vehicle. The sound of the scraping chains would indicate that it was too tall,.

PennDOT refused....said they didn't have a standard or a protocol for that.

So write a new one!

Now another part of the problem--the northbound approach is a fairly steep hill. It is entirely possible for a vehicle with a long wheelbase==like an 18 wheel cement TT--to be within the proper height ON THE LEVEL but the upward thrust of the vehicle on the slope makes it over height.
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Thanks for being a dumb a**! Now we can all enjoy sitting on 30 with all the other inbread, inconsiderate, overweight, dirtball, truck drivers that think they own the road instead of taking the backway to 83. Too bad the bridge didn't crush your stupid head.
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taintstick wrote:
Now we can all enjoy sitting on 30 with all the other inbread, inconsiderate, overweight, dirtball, truck drivers that think they own the road instead of taking the backway to 83..
Consider it a practice run for next year when the bridge over the Codorus in Seven Valleys is closed for nine months.
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Sep 9, 2010
 
Hate to say it since I like truck drivers, but it is in their CDL training about bridge heights, and even on the tests they take to be certified.
There are no excuses he did not know on this one.
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York, PA

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Sep 9, 2010
 
This stupid bridge should be replaced before the bridge over the Codorus. And if it were done this way, the businesses wouldn't be so affected
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This recurring problem of trucks wedging under bridges could be solved by redesigning truck cabs so that the driver is positioned much higher, with his eyes at the same level as the top of the load. This design change would provide much better visibility for the driver to the front and sides, and allow positive identification of potential clearance problems. Then drivers who still manage to wedge under a bridge would also remove themselves from the active driver list, and also from the gene pool.
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Sep 9, 2010
 
WHO wrote:
How stupid can you be?
Is this guy a tea partier?
No, He is a Clinton fan,
actually, he took lessons from Monica of getting low and blowing !
Al X Trebek

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Sep 9, 2010
 
I think most of the cement was being carried in the driver's head!

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Cut no Slack wrote:
I am usually the last one to pick on a truck driver. They have a hard job putting up with all the idiots driving cars on every road you can find. But this guy didn't even cut it close. Look at the picture. He needs to be drug tested. And the guy who let his truck roll away yesterday needs a vacation.
1. He will be drug tested. After a truck driver or anyone that is driving a commercial vehicle is required by law to have on done the day of the accident.
2. The idiot driver that didn't set his brakes before unhooking from the trail should be fined and should have been required a drug test as well.
jenn

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2red2k wrote:
This recurring problem of trucks wedging under bridges could be solved by redesigning truck cabs so that the driver is positioned much higher, with his eyes at the same level as the top of the load. This design change would provide much better visibility for the driver to the front and sides, and allow positive identification of potential clearance problems. Then drivers who still manage to wedge under a bridge would also remove themselves from the active driver list, and also from the gene pool.
as a truck driver.. that is well posted before you even get to it..
he was going too fast, to get that far under.. he was following his gps!! i know a couple of drivers for that company..

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