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Dump Truck Ripped Apart After Hitting Light then I-75 Overpass

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(Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Dec. 20, 2014)

INCIDENT: 11:32 Hrs. – Dec. 19, 2014 – Springfield Twp. – Personal Injury Accident.  #14-199142

SUMMARY: Deputies responded along with the Springfield Township Fire Department, to Dixie Hwy and the I-75 overpass on a report of a single vehicle injury accident.  A dump truck traveling 934_8600_Gen-Online_Banners3on Dixie Hwy inadvertently raised the Dump portion of his truck causing it to take out one of the traffic lights on Dixie Hwy. near I-75. The truck than struck the I-75 overpass itself with the dump trailer.  The impact resulted in the dump trailer being ripped off the vehicle and blocking the roadway.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: South bound Dixie Hwy had to be closed for approximately three hours to clear the roadway.  The responsible driver nicholas-schrock-allstatereported minor injuries and was transported by Star EMS to Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc Twp., where he was treated and released.  The Oakland County Road Commission (OCRC) also responded to replace the damaged traffic signal.  OCRC also inspected the I-75 overpass for any structural damage and found none. The driver was cited for failing to use due care and caution and having his load to high.

VICTIM, SUSPECT or ARRESTEE INFORMATION: 43 yr. old male resident of Davisburg.

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