Speeding truck runs light and pops a wheelie at the 11foot8 bridge

On Sept 18, the driver of this rental truck ignored the 25 MpH speed limit and all low-clearance warnings only to provide a solid meal for our hungry canopener. The impact was so powerful that the truck popped a wheelie and tore off the entire roof, before getting jammed under the trestle.

Police closed Gregson St for a short while until the debris was removed. Then they re-opened the right lane. The truck was stuck under the trestle for about an hour until a tow truck was able to winch it out from its predicament.

The Piedmont train, which runs between Charlotte and Raleigh, was also delayed by this incident. Apparently the conductor announced on the train that the “canopener” bridge in Durham was hit again, and that the old trestle would have to inspected before the train could cross.


  1. And they thing adding extra warning signs will stop Truckers from hitting the Main St Bridge in Metuchen New Jersey. Here’s further proof one cannot fix stupid.

  2. I Like Can Openers Yum Yum

    That was beautiful.

  3. Lots of crash art and goodies after this one, lol.

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