Long Grove bridge hit again; structure has been struck 42 times since rebuild, Lake County Sheriff’s Office says

Long Grove bridge hit again; structure has been struck 42 times since rebuild, Lake County Sheriff’s Office says

LONG GROVE, Unwell. (TOC) — It simply retains occurring: One other truck hit the coated bridge in north suburban Lengthy Grove Monday, a Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman stated.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the bridge about 2:15 p.m. for a report of a truck that hit the highest of the construction, police stated.

Deputies discovered an 11-foot U-Haul field truck wedged beneath the bridge.

The truck’s driver, Hui Xu, 58, of Morton Grove was touring west on Robert Parker Coffin Highway, and disregarded the indicators telling him to not drive throughout the bridge, police stated.

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The bridge remained block about an hour whereas he deflated the tires to get the truck out.

There doesn’t look like structural harm, nonetheless the village is having its structural engineer reply to make sure that is the case, police stated.

Xu was cited for disobeying a visitors management gadget and can seem in department courtroom.

The bridge was additionally hit final Monday, inflicting some beauty harm.

The bridge has been hit 42 occasions since getting metal put in to bolster the construction, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

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