Tractor-trailer hits low bridge on Onondaga Lake Parkway
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:49:41 GMT —
A tractor trailer accident shut down part of the road on the Onondaga Lake Parkway Monday morning when it hit a railroad bridge.
Rural/Metro Ambulance and the Liverpool Fire Department were called to the scene around 9:40 a.m. New York State Police say A 2000 Volvo Tractor Trailer was driving east toward Syracuse when it struck the CSX Railroad Bridge causing a lot of damage to the trailer. The tractor trailer was driven by 33 year-old Waleed Sleit of Chicago.
Troopers say Sleit told them he didn't see the warning signs about the bridge height. The bridge clearance is 10'9" and the tractor trailer is about 13'6" tall. Sleit was issued several tickets including ones for disobeying a traffic control device.
No injuries were reported. Traffic still moved in both directions, though the road went down to one lane heading eastbound toward Syracuse.
In September 2010, a Megabus crashed into the bridge, killing four and injuring 24. Following the crash, New York State installed a one-of-a-kind alert system that has alerted hundreds of drivers approaching the low-bridge to turn around.