Another Transport Hits the 17th Line Bridge in Zorra Township

"When it comes to low clearance bridges and overpasses, police never cease to be amazed at how some professional truck drivers think they can outsmart them or squeeze underneath them anyway."

PUTNAM - Another transport truck has hit the bridge on the 17th line of Zorra Township, just north of Hamilton Road. 

The bridge is clearly marked by signage in both directions. Oxford OPP were called out to the collision on Tuesday afternoon. Nobody was injured, however the crash did cause significant damage to the truck. 

When it comes to low clearance bridges and overpasses, police never cease to be amazed at how some professional truck drivers think they can outsmart them or squeeze underneath them anyway.

Tips for drivers on how to avoid Low Clearance Bridges and Overpasses

- If you have a GPS unit specifically made for commercial motor vehicles, keep the updates updated-
- Don't rely on the unit exclusively unless you want to run the risk of getting wedged under a bridge and have to deal with an embarrassing situation, a fine, and the potential loss of your cargo
- Have another reliable source that you can consult like a good map book or truckers atlas
- Pay attention to road clearance signs

OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Anthony Hymers says this collision was preventable. 

"This is a clear example of a preventable collision. A mindset of just following the GPS and ignoring the road signs has become too common an occurrence." 

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