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On July 1st, 2014, a truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster slammed into an MBTA rail bridge in Westwood, sparking a fire and huge problems for commuters.

The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. and failed.

The truck burst into flames after the crash. Surveillance video captured the impact.

The truck driver, Todd Preston, 26, of Portland, Maine has been charged with operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and failure to obey municipal signs, according to Westwood Police.

Comments

    • Michael Glasner
      Michael Glasner

      all those firemen must have had turtle soup for breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!?????

      about 6 days ago
    • General Incredible
      General Incredible

      Those poor lobsters

      about 7 days ago
    • DenmanShooter
      DenmanShooter

      Why is douche bag Todd wearing PJs and no shoes driving a truck?

      about 12 days ago
    • Mike Richardson
      Mike Richardson

      So the city can't place low clearance signs 1/2 mile from the bridge in either direction?that would help, especially for dumbass first time drivers

      about 12 days ago
    • Donna Lynn
      Donna Lynn

      I don't know if the height restriction got him. If you look, he hit the curb and it bounced his truck over. That particular curb causes quite a few accidents. Not saying it's not his fault but I believe the culprit was the curb.

      about 19 days ago
    • Narrow gauge Fan 22
      Narrow gauge Fan 22

      How did the fire start again?
      Reminds me of that one train derailment that made a fire. I like how he sort of takes his time to get out the door but when he’s out he runs.

      about 21 day ago
    • notman 34
      notman 34

      $100,000 a load he probably makes $40,000 a year

      about 23 days ago
    • Lori Scheet
      Lori Scheet

      I'll bet Todd did not think the fire truck was very quick. Now that this is on YouTube, some insurance companies have questions as well.

      about 26 days ago
    • The last Engineer
      The last Engineer

      The watch it burn brigade strikes again! I remember the days when the hose was rolling out the truck before it stopped but nowadays they seem more focused on looking good and figuring out what toys they are going to play with rather than fighting fires

      about 1 month ago
    • Nabre Labre
      Nabre Labre

      In my parking lot at work, a lady accidentally locked her kid in the car. Luckily it was spring and not that hot. The mother was losing her mind. When the fire department showed up, they slowly got out of the truck and strolled around for their tools. I'm thinking even if the baby is in no immediate danger at least make it look like you're hurrying, this ladies gonna have a stroke!

      about 1 month ago
    • 818116A
      818116A

      4:10 Nothing spells "Professional Truck Driver" like Bermuda shorts and flip-flops. Keep on truckin'!

      about 1 month ago
    • Tahutini jonathan
      Tahutini jonathan

      I prefer that bridge he’s much more efficient than the other one ☝️...much more hungry too!!πŸ˜‹...preying on lobster 🦞 very smart πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€™πŸ€™πŸ‘

      about 1 month ago
    • Jason Matthew
      Jason Matthew

      Sadly no one ever checks on the truck driver , they just go about their way...

      about 1 month ago
    • Daniel Daniel
      Daniel Daniel

      There is a crashed truck in the middle of the road. Dozens of cars come by.
      Not a single one stops and checks whether help is needed? Nobody even calls the police?
      Is it a crime in the US to not help people in accidents?

      about 1 month ago
    • MakeMeThinkAgain
      MakeMeThinkAgain

      To the best of my recollection, Todd is the first driver to hit both the curb and the bridge at the same time. Usually it's one or the other. I wonder if the redesign will take care of the curb too?

      about 1 month ago
    • Show Cat
      Show Cat

      Firemen are soooo slow

      about 1 month ago
    • donovan campbell
      donovan campbell

      Tod now working on a lobster boat in utah as a baby sitter for young lobster

      about 1 month ago
    • LS
      LS

      The white pickup with the amber light was from the railroad. The railroad got a crew on scene before the second fire department truck arrived. The slow railroad. Was faster. That's how slow this fire department was. I hope nothing more serious ever catches fire in that town.

      about 1 month ago
    • RogerWilco
      RogerWilco

      All these people who hate on the fire fighters, while having no clue what they need to do, if they're volunteers, what the hazards and operating procedure is.
      The real problem I see are the people who do not check on the driver and do not call the emergency services. That would have saved much more time and possibly a life if Todd had stayed unconscious.

      about 1 month ago
    • Body-Tingler
      Body-Tingler

      They wanted the bridge to burn to the ground because everyone would be better off without it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Crimson Halo
      Crimson Halo

      When the structural engineer AND the municipality both gave zero f*cks at the blueprint stage ... I wonder how much the aggregate damage to vehicles has been since this thing was built.

      about 1 month ago
    • Chuck Ster
      Chuck Ster

      Something tells me Todd no longer has a C.D.L.

      about 1 month ago
    • MrSting17
      MrSting17

      The driver has an excuse. He's from Maine and therefore a *"Maine-iac".*
      "The truck driver, Todd Preston, 26, of Portland, Maine has been charged with operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and failure to obey municipal signs, according to Westwood Police."

      about 1 month ago
    • ishopatkmart foru
      ishopatkmart foru

      Dam them firemen get a paycheck for doing nothing

      about 1 month ago
    • MrSting17
      MrSting17

      Typical Public employees of a town in the *People's Republic of "Marx-achusetts".*
      No wonder they call us *"Massholes".*

      about 1 month ago
    • Insert Redletter Media Meme Here
      Insert Redletter Media Meme Here

      Uh, nobody bothered to see if he was ok? WTF

      about 1 month ago
    • Kni
      Kni

      9 foot, 10 where I live called montague street bridge

      about 1 month ago
    • LindaPV
      LindaPV

      I'm not surprised that no one stopped to see if the driver in the crash was ok. #Massholes

      about 1 month ago
    • Ken Carpenter
      Ken Carpenter

      Who knew lobsters were that flammable.

      about 1 month ago
    • Chaosrunepownage
      Chaosrunepownage

      On a scale from one to this guy, how badly did you mess up?

      about 1 month ago