Lawsuit filed against trucking firm for causing bridge collision in Massachusetts with an oversized load

An Alabama-based trucking company has been sued by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the damage caused by a bridge strike due to an oversized load in 2021.

On June 14, 2024, a lawsuit was filed in Suffolk Superior Court against Dove Transportation LLC, a trucking company based in Lincoln, Alabama.

In 2021, MassDOT infrastructure suffered major damage due to a bridge strike, which led to the filing of a lawsuit.

Curtis Henry, a driver for Dove Transportation, was on the road on July 19, 2021, with an oversized metal tank in tow. The route took him down southbound I-93 in Medford, Massachusetts.

As the vehicle passed through the second overpass of Roosevelt Circle, the metal tank collided with the bridge’s underside, resulting in significant harm to the supporting beams.

Massachusetts State Police have issued citations for violating a permit and for operating a vehicle that was “over height” following the bridge strike.

The lawsuit claims that Dove Transportation was granted a permit for transporting the oversized load; however, the permit did not permit the truck to journey on I-93 south. Additionally, the permit mandated that Dove must discover an appropriate alternative route for any bridge that lacks sufficient clearance.

According to MassDOT, Dove Transportation is being accused of negligence and is being requested to cover the expenses, including damages, costs, and interest, related to the 2021 incident.

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