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Car hauler's oversight leads to multiple bridge strikes on I-40

A car hauler struck not one, but three railroad bridges while traveling down I-40, as captured on video by a dash cam on February 22, 2024.

What happened: The hauler's first collision with a bridge was only heard and mistaken for a pothole, but as it continued, the vehicles it was carrying scraped against subsequent bridges, with one nearly being torn off the trailer.

The eyewitness dash cam footage, uploaded by Fortress of Solid Dudes on February 24, sparked discussions and concerns over the hauler's awareness and the potential consequences of such incidents.

The stakes: Hitting bridges poses serious risks not just to the hauler's cargo, but also to structural safety and other road users.

The takeaways: Professional truckers know the importance of being vigilant about the height of their cargo to prevent such accidents.

Fortunately, no injuries or further damages beyond the hauler's cargo were reported following the mishap.

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