Recalculating: GPS Leads Truck Driver Onto Foot Bridge In Milwaukee’s Lake Park

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Phil C.'s Comment
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truck driver follows GPS and drives on to pedestrian walkway and crashes

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — This is one time when it appears technology may have failed — unless it was operator error. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a truck driver from Indiana was following his GPS — when he drove over a pedestrian bridge in Milwaukee’s Lake Park on Tuesday, November 11th — and got stuck.

Officials say the 50-year-old semi driver from New Whiteland, Indiana drove his semi tractor with a 53-foot trailer over a pedestrian walkway at Lake Park around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The truck damaged several trees, both pedestrian bridges and the adjacent concrete railings. The truck came to a rest on the peninsula behind the lighthouse at Lake Park.

The driver was taken to a local hospital to be medically evaluated. He was later cited with Reckless Driving and Failure to Obey Signs totaling $579.80 in fines. Ray’s Towing Company was hired to remove the truck from the area.

Both bridges were inspected by a county structural engineer, who reported that they were safe for pedestrian travel.

By 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, the rig was removed — but before that happened, Steve Orth had to come down and see what happened for himself.

“It’s not something you’re going to see every day. You’ve got to be totally embarrassed though! It’s mind-boggling either way! It says on the truck ‘we drive a fine line,’ and I think that’s fabulous,” Orth said.

Laurie Muffler came to the scene from Oconomowoc on Wednesday — wondering how the century-old bridges held up under the truck’s weight.

“I mean, the semi is huge! But they built (the bridges) well back then,” Muffler said.

We’re told the semi wasn’t hauling anything when it became stuck.

http://fox6now.com/2014/11/12/recalculating-gps-leads-truck-driver-onto-foot-bridge-in-milwaukees-lake-park/

Phil

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Oh man. I was gonna get on here and throw jokes, but, damn. I feel sorry for this dude and his failing eyes, ears, mind, ...

David L.'s Comment
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Oh man. I was gonna get on here and throw jokes, but, damn. I feel sorry for this dude and his failing eyes, ears, mind, ...

Failing eyes, ears, mind... Oh, don't go there! I'm a LOT older than this guy and I think I would have noticed that I WASN'T ON A ROAD!! No telling what the real reason was, but this was a pure out and out D&mB@$$ attack.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Oh man. I was gonna get on here and throw jokes, but, damn. I feel sorry for this dude and his failing eyes, ears, mind, ...

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Failing eyes, ears, mind... Oh, don't go there! I'm a LOT older than this guy and I think I would have noticed that I WASN'T ON A ROAD!! No telling what the real reason was, but this was a pure out and out D&mB@$$ attack.

I was being sarcastic about his failing senses and skull jelly. Of course it was a serious dumba** attack!

David L.'s Comment
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Oh man. I was gonna get on here and throw jokes, but, damn. I feel sorry for this dude and his failing eyes, ears, mind, ...

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Failing eyes, ears, mind... Oh, don't go there! I'm a LOT older than this guy and I think I would have noticed that I WASN'T ON A ROAD!! No telling what the real reason was, but this was a pure out and out D&mB@$$ attack.

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I was being sarcastic about his failing senses and skull jelly. Of course it was a serious dumba** attack!

I meant to add SMILEYS but got distracted!! I was more than sure your comment was sarcastic!!

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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James Skattebo-Rhoades's Comment
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Honestly how can you not know ur not on the road?? Ur hitting trees and it went to a narrow path. confused.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow. I don't know what to say about that! I've done a lot of things in a truck but I never did anything that required me to be medically evaluated and I've never had yellow police tape around my truck. Oh, and I've never driven one on a walkway in a park. But one time I did accidentally wind up on a Parkway in New York and needed the DOT workers with their flashing yellow lights to stop traffic and get me out of that situation. It didn't go smoothly but I didn't need a medical evaluation or police tape so I'm ok with it.

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Sort of fits into the "To dumb to live" category

Richard D.'s Comment
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Medically evaluated LOL 1406060123260_zps45425262.jpg

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