SALINA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The driver of a box truck was issued a seventh traffic ticket after crashing into the railroad bridge over Onondaga Lake Parkway.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies say the 35-year-old man is from North Syracuse. Often, drivers who hit the bridge aren’t familiar with it because they’re not local.
He was delivering office furniture and cabinets to Fayetteville.
At first, he faced six tickets. A seventh was issued by Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday morning’s crash is the first since the State DOT implemented new measures to direct trucks away from the troublesome parkway.
The changes include keeping the ramp from I-81 to Onondaga Lake Parkway closed, which diverts traffic westbound. Upgraded signs have been added to warn truck traffic of the incoming low bridge. A portion of the parkway, under the bridge, has been reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.
The truck, in Wednesday’s crash, was headed eastbound, having driven through the Village of Liverpool.
Video of crash
Video courtesy of Seth Titus.