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Sheepshead Bites reader Paul (a.k.a PayPaul) came across this nasty scrape earlier today between a callous truck driver and an overpass at Avenue J and East 15th Street. That’s the B/Q station at Avenue J, and as you can see in the photo it has a 10 foot, 10 inch clearance. This truck was taller than that. We can only guess how fast he was going to get that wedged under. Here’s what Paul had to say, and a bunch more photos:

It started at 8am today, November 20th under the the Subway Station at Avenue J in Brooklyn. When I got there at about 1:50pm this afternoon the recover company, Ridge Towing, had managed to remove some of the cargo from the tractor trailer. Double R Transports driver had sped up the Avenue, as speculated by one of the bystanders at the scene. It seem that this driver either had no clue about his clearance or didn’t care like was suggested. Subway service was not interrupted. What a surprise. Someone got something right.

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  • Chuck

    This happens atleast once a month on Ave P and East 16th where the subway is again. Whats more exciting is, the loud explosion like sound that comes when the truck gets slammed under the bridge.

  • Chuck

    This happens atleast once a month on Ave P and East 16th where the subway is again. Whats more exciting is, the loud explosion like sound that comes when the truck gets slammed under the bridge.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Just so strange that anyone operating a huge truck wouldn’t take the time to read the clearance sign.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    Just so strange that anyone operating a huge truck wouldn’t take the time to read the clearance sign.

  • Law

    I’ve seen this on the belt parkway. ahha

  • Law

    I’ve seen this on the belt parkway. ahha

  • http://www.flickr.com/paypaul Paul

    There’s nothing strange about it all. Truckers have a major problem working long hours with little sleep. He may have been a moron but then he may also have coming in on the downside of an 18 hour long haul from Indianapolis.

  • http://www.flickr.com/paypaul Paul

    There’s nothing strange about it all. Truckers have a major problem working long hours with little sleep. He may have been a moron but then he may also have coming in on the downside of an 18 hour long haul from Indianapolis.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/27554413@N07/ Elena

    OMG!!!
    I saw a ConEd or something like that truck stuck in the same way right in front of the Sheeps Head Bay station the other day… what a mess :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/27554413@N07/ Elena

    OMG!!!
    I saw a ConEd or something like that truck stuck in the same way right in front of the Sheeps Head Bay station the other day… what a mess :)

  • Ray Johnson

    Ouch.

  • Ray Johnson

    Ouch.

  • Martin Fleischer

    This kind of thing happened in the 60′s and 70′s, when I lived there as a young boy…they never, ever learn!

  • Martin Fleischer

    This kind of thing happened in the 60′s and 70′s, when I lived there as a young boy…they never, ever learn!

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  • magnolia sims

    It happened again on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Truck too high for the overpass got stuck at 11:30 Sunday night. At 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, it was still there, blocking traffic for blocks, detouring buses. Not a word on the radio, no signs posted explaining where the bus stops were relocated. Hope the driver got a big fine.