Zorra Township railway bridge struck by truck for 7th time this year

OPP provided an image of a truck damaged by the railway bridge in Zorra Township. OPP

OPP are issuing a warning to transport truck drivers after a railway bridge in Zorra Township was once again hit by a truck.

Oxford County OPP were called to the railway bridge on 17th Line near Hamilton Road for a report of a collision on Monday at around 4:30 p.m.

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Police say the crash was the seventh incident in the last year in which a truck struck the bridge, which has signs police say are clearly posted.

There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

“This is a clear example of a preventable collision,” Oxford County OPP Insp. Anthony Hymers said in a release. “A mindset of just following the GPS and ignoring the road signs has become too common an occurrence.”

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Police offered some tips for drivers to avoid hitting the railway bridge.

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They suggest keeping GPS units updated and urge drivers not to rely exclusively on them for directions.

Police also advise getting a quality map book or trucker’s atlas and to keep a close eye on clearance signs.

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