Truck Driver Ticketed After Big Rig Smashes Into Two Troopers On Bridge

Saint Georges, Delaware – A tractor-trailer driver was ticketed for inattentive driving after he plowed into two Delaware State Trooper SUVs on Wednesday morning.

Delaware State Police (DSP) said the accident occurred as the the trucker was cresting the Del. 1 Roth Bridge at approximately 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

DSP said an SUV was disabled on the right shoulder of the bridge’s south span when two troopers in marked Tahoes stopped to provide assistance.

Two Delaware State Police Troopers were injured when a J.B. Hunt big rig smashed into them on the Roth Bridge. (Courtesy of DSP)

One turned on his lights and pulled to the rear of the SUV, and the other engaged his lights and parked in the right lane behind him.

 

Police said this vehicle placement was intended to provide safety for the trooper and the driver of the disabled vehicle.

However, the J.B. Hunt truck driver, a 47-year-old Pennsylvania man, then smashed into the empty Tahoe in the right lane, police said.

It caused a chain reaction injuring a trooper standing next to the disabled vehicle and another sitting in the Tahoe parked behind it on the shoulder.

The injured troopers were transported to nearby hospital, treated and released later that day.

The truck driver and the trooper inside the disabled SUV reported no injuries.

 


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