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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Car Falls Off Transporter And Overturns ON Dover Bridge

Easton -Police said that a tractor trailer car transporting a load of cars struck the bridge. The trailer was traveling South on MD 331 approaching the bridge. 

Officials said that as the trailer approached the bridge, one of the new vehicles it was hauling on its trailer, struck the bridge.  

The car then broke from the trailer and fell upside down on to the bridge deck. A car traveling behind the trailer, braked to avoid collision. The debris from the collision hit the front of the car, causing superficial damage. 

Authorities said, there was damage to the frame of the Dover Bridge. State Highway Officials responded and deemed the bridge safe to be re-opened. 

An investigation revealed that the driver failed to lower the car transporting trailer to the maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches causing it to strike the bridge which is 14 feet 4 inches.  

One passenger from the car involved was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital by a family member for precautionary reasons.

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