Shocking video shared to the Facebook page of the Bourne Police Department in Bourne, MA shows the moment a truck driver hauling “nearly 12,000 gallons of unleaded fueled” swerved out of the road and took out a utility pole. According to cops, the driver said “a bird flew inside the vehicle and struck his head.”
Not surprisingly, officers were “unable to confirm the “operator’s account.”
From the Bourne Police Department:
Very lucky no one was injured during this crash that occurred on Saturday, April 21st, just prior to noon on MacArthur Blvd – Southbound. The 63 year old male driver of the tractor trailer unit was towing nearly 12,000 gallons of unleaded fuel when he said a bird flew inside the vehicle and struck his head causing him to swerve. After viewing this very high quality dash cam taken by another motorists, officers were unable to confirm the operator’s account of the accident, observing the vehicle did not swerve and instead slowly travelled across multiple lanes without braking. The operator was cited for Failure to Stay Within Marked Lanes and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Massachusetts State Police assisted with the investigation, Bourne FD extinguished the fire, and MassDOT assisted with debris and fuel cleanup. Various utility companies responded to repair the damaged poles and hydrant.
And here’s the Michael Bay-style video:
We assumed the truck would explode at the end of the video, but luckily for everyone that seems to only happy in really awesome movies.