Tall Vehicles, Low Bridges
What was supposed to be an exciting high school field trip to Harvard turned into a nightmare.
Saturday night, a charter bus carrying a group of Pennsylvania students and their chaperons slammed into the Western Avenue Bridge as it was traveling on Soldiers Field Road.
The crash injured 35 students, with four passengers in critical condition and one with life-threatening injuries.
State police believe the driver, who was not impaired at the time of the accident, may have missed a sign that prohibits buses from traveling on that road due to the height of the bridge.
We explore high- and low-tech solutions for keeping trucks and buses off of restricted roads.
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