Arlington Police Cite Driver After Oversized Truck Crashes into Low Bridge

Arlington Police Department
Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Contact: Captain Richard Flynn, PIO
Office: 781-316-3907
Cell: 781-844-1224
Email: rflynn@town.arlington.ma.us

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Arlington Police Cite Driver After Oversized Truck Crashes into Low Bridge

Arlington Police cited a man after the truck he was driving crashed into a railroad bridge on Grove Street. (Courtesy Photo)

ARLINGTON — Chief Fred Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department cited a driver yesterday evening after his overheight rental truck collided with a bridge.

Arlington Police responded to Grove Street at approximately 6:15 p.m. and, upon arriving, observed a rental truck stopped with a large debris field behind it. There were no injuries.

The driver, a 29-year-old Stoughton man, was cited for Operating to Endanger.

An initial investigation revealed that the box truck was headed northbound on Grove Street when it collided with the underside of the bridge, causing its roof to be sheared off and the road to be temporarily closed as the debris was removed. The truck was empty at the time of the crash.

The Arlington Fire Department and Town Engineer also responded to the scene and determined the bridge was not damaged in the crash.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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