Have you ever been driving and wondered "how would a semi-trailer fit through there?" or "What would happen if a truck hit that?" It's a random thought, I know, but look up at objects above you're under a low ceiling of a structure.

Google Street View, Canva
Google Street View, Canva
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The next time you're waiting in a drive-thru look at the overhang and see if it is damaged. If it's all crumbled and jumbled you can bet someone hit it with a box truck. Luckily, I've never done that but I have gotten stuck in a drive-thru line because I couldn't make the turn while pulling a trailer. (Super embarrassing, btw.)

HEADS UP!

Several years ago I heard the BOOM caused by a semi-truck trailer crashing into a train viaduct in Rockford, Illinois. I'll never forget the sound, it was like a small explosion. The damage was incredible and the driver walked away physically unscathed. This happened very early in the morning.

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Google Street View, Canva
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Something similar happened in Joliet, Illinois on the same day. at the same time, but with two different trucks.

May 5, 2022, was a bad day for two different truck drivers and it happened in Joliet, Illinois.

I hope these drivers bought a lottery ticket despite their unfortunate accidents because this has to be an incredibly rare situation.

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It's worth noting traffic flows from north to south in both directions, meaning vehicles travel in one direction, and the two-lane road splits as drivers enter the viaduct.

Two birds, one viaduct.

Just before 5:30 am police were attending to a semi-truck 1, which struck the viaduct in the left lane, according to reports.

Joliet Police Department
Joliet Police Department
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While police were on the scene, this happened on the other side.

Joliet Police Department
Joliet Police Department
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As you can imagine, this completely blocked traffic for quite a while.

Joliet Police Department
Joliet Police Department
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Neither driver was injured except maybe their confidence. Both were cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

[h/t FOX 32, Chicago]

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