Video shows truck plummet after avoiding road signs

Video shows truck plummet after avoiding road signs
State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport is limited to vehicles NOT OVER 39 feet in total length! Our contractor's crew was out working on SR 175 yesterday afternoon when they saw this long truck trying to make it through a one-lane section of highway where a retaining wall is being built. (Caltrans District 1)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The California Department of Transportation posted a video online of a terrifying accident involving an 18-wheeler that they say ignored warning signs of the dangerous road.

According to the post, State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport in California is limited to vehicles not over 39 feet in length.

The department said there are multiple signs posted to warn truck drivers of the length restriction, but drivers continue to try to go through it.

One of the trucks that avoided the signs was seen on video attempted to make it through the one-lane section of highway where a retaining wall was being built.

In the video, the truck plummets from the road down an embankment.

State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport is limited to vehicles NOT OVER 39 feet in total length! Our contractor's crew was out working on SR 175 yesterday afternoon when they saw this long truck trying to make it through a one-lane section of highway where a retaining wall is being built. Multiple signs are posted to warn truck drivers of this length restriction, but drivers continue to try to go through. Sometimes they simply get stuck, but others end up going over the embankment. This driver was not injured, but it must have been the ride of his life! Note that the audio of this video was edited to remove expletives of surprise from our crew. Please help spread the word: NO VEHICLES ALLOWED OVER 39' IN LENGTH FROM HOPLAND TO LAKEPORT ON SR175. Thank you.

Posted by Caltrans District 1 on Friday, October 12, 2018

The California Department of Transportation posted the video to warn other drivers to heed the warning signs posted on the road so similar accidents won’t happen in the future.

According to the post, the driver was not injured.

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