Truck does half million dollars in damages to freeway overpass

The Washington State Patrol is looking for a hit and run driver responsible for damaging an underpass on Interstate 90 at exit 45.

Apparently, a truck with an over height load struck an overpass girder doing an estimated half million dollars in damage without stopping and reporting the incident.

While the WSP does not know the exact day when the trucking accident occurred, they believe it occurred within the past week. They are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact Trooper Zepeda at (425) 401-7788 pedro.zepeda@wsp.wa.gov.

The Washington State Department of Transportation requires trucks that measure 14 feet from the road to the top of the load or vehicle are prohibited from traveling on Interstates. Motor carriers are responsible for reviewing routes and height clearances prior to traveling of the route. Motor carriers are required obtain a permit for loads that exceed height clearances and require detours.

If found, the truck driver will most likely be charged with Carrying a Load Over the Legal Height. The truck driver and the company that he or she works for will be held liable for the truck accident damages. The Washington State Department of Transportation will try to obtain compensation for the cost of repairing the bridge.

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