27.03.2015

Fatal bridge basher

A truck transporting a telescopic boom lift in Texas, struck a bridge yesterday setting of a chain reaction, which brought a beam down onto a pick-up truck, killing the driver, Clark Davis, 32.

According to police the truck, carrying a Genie boom owned by United Rentals on a flatbed trailer, struck the beam of the bridge, which is currently under construction on Interstate 35 in Salado, Texas, to the north of Austin.
The boom lift was only lightly damaged but the incident it cased was major

Debris and rebar from the beam was brought down, causing the beam to be hang up up on a larger high sided truck which pulled the beam – down onto the front end of its cab and the pick-up truck.

The investigation continues.
The next truck caught up in the damaged beam and pulled it down

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