Trucker May Be Charged for Damaging Historic Bridge
Accidents involving commercial trucks always have the possibility to cause largescale damage. This is especially true when the accident impacts a landmark which is considered historic.
A trucker in Indiana is expected to face charges, according to the local police department, after the driver damaged a covered bridge near the town of Bloomingdale. The bridge is about 60 miles west of the state’s capital, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Parke County Sheriff Justin Cole expects prosecutors to file misdemeanor charges after the man left the scene of the accident. Debris found on the bridge matched up with that of a trucking company from Rydal, Georgia.
The driver is alleged to have struck the bridge, damaging some overhead beams as he tried to avoid a construction detour. He then reportedly backed away from the 156-year-old bridge and drove off. The $650 in damage was discovered in the middle of last month and has since been repaired.