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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tall truck hits low overpass on Schantz Road in Upper Macungie, PA
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Coworker assured him that his 13’6″ truck would fit under the 11’6″ bridge.

June 6, 2017  A trucker Tuesday tried to drive a tractor-trailer 13 feet, 8 inches tall under an Upper Macungie rail overpass about 11 feet, 6 inches high, with 2 feet, 2 inches of bad results.
Rifet Jasarevic, 48, of Wethersfield, Conn., was going east on Schantz Road at 1:40 p.m. when his truck rammed into the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge, 400 feet west of Ruppsville Road, township police said.
Neither Jasarevic nor his passenger, Senada Jasarevic, 42, was hurt in the accident, but the crash severely damaged the tops of the tractor and the trailer, officer Robert Djevharian said.
"Jasarevic reported that, while he saw the signs and knew that his truck was well over [the 11-foot-6 height restriction], he called a coworker, who said he could fit," Djevharian said.
"Jasarevic also mentioned that he was following the directions of his GPS."
The trucker was cited for failure to heed the posted height limit at the overpass, police said.
The tractor-trailer had to be towed from the scene. The bridge appeared to be intact, but Norfolk Southern was notified that it should inspect the structure for damage.
— Frank Warner

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