EAU CLAIRE POST, Wis. – An Amazon tractor-trailer lost control and crashed down a bridge embankment at around 7 a.m. Friday along Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, according to a social media post from the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP).
The accident happened during winter weather conditions.
“The semi drove through the guardrail, down the embankment onto WIS 37, and came to rest on a bridge pillar,” the WSP’s post stated.
“Thankfully, the driver was not injured. A Wisconsin Department of Transportation bridge inspector found no structural damage to the I-94 bridge.”
The crash remains under investigation.
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Driver OK after icy big rig crashComment
Haste makes waste. The article doesn’t say if the crash occurred at night or was it daylight. It also doesn’t indicate what may have caused the crash. On Thursday and possibly after midnight Wisconsin, along with Iowa and Minnesota was again suffering through another winter storm. Despite the efforts of the snowplow drivers in clearing the roads, some folks think they can drive the speed limit. They become overconfident and forget that even though a plow has cleared the road, the salt needs time to work. Sometimes the road refreshes or a fresh dusting of snow makes the roadway as slippery as can be.
All I can say is slowdown, leave a distance, and tell your boss to back off. Why? Because this load isn’t going to be delivered intact.