Monday, June 27, 2011

Riding in comfort

Who knew it would be so easy to make a convertible for cows?

SAN ANTONIO -- The top of a trailer was torn off when a truck driver drove under a bridge on the South Side Monday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. Monday at South St. Mary's and Roosevelt on the South Side. Officials say the driver simply misjudged the height on his trailer[.]
(from WOAI-TV)


Sabra said...

I recognized the bridge from the pic. It's marked pretty clearly, as I recall. Saw an 18-wheeler stuck under there one morning when on the bus. Maybe time for an "if you hit this, you'll hit the bridge" setup a ways back?

AlanDP said...

Bull. An unloaded trailer stands 13 feet, 8 inches high. That's the rule. All trucks are that way. There's no misjudging about it. Loaded it will be slightly lower.

Bridge clearances are always posted several inches lower than the actual clearance, to allow for some stupidity. Anyone who rips the top of their trailer off is guilty of extreme stupidity, or more likely, driving while too sleepy or under the influence of something.

Dave said...

What a dumbass.