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Truck Crashes Onto Boston Common

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BOSTON — Authorities say no injuries were reported after a 60-foot flatbed truck crashed onto Boston Common Thursday afternoon.

The Associated Press reports:

District Fire Chief Kevin Brooks says the accident occurred Thursday after the out-of-state truck driver got lost and wound up in the city's congested Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Brooks says a police officer was trying to guide the truck out of the narrow streets when the brakes apparently lost air pressure.

The truck’s cab came to a rest at the base of a staircase at the northern edge of the park, near the intersection of Beacon and Walnut streets, with its trailer completely blocking Beacon Street.

“It went in nose first and ended with the rear wheels up in the air,’’ Boston Fire Department spokesman Lt. Michael Walsh told The Boston Globe.

The Boston Fire Department had to stabilize the cab of the truck so it could unload its fuel before towing it away.

(Boston Fire Department)
(Boston Fire Department)
(Boston Fire Department)
(Boston Fire Department)

This article was originally published on July 17, 2014.


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