CHICAGO (CBS)–CBS 2 cameras caught a big oops on Lower Wabash around lunchtime.
A Steinhafels Furniture truck was gingerly driving south toward Hubbard.
As it got closer to the intersection of Wabash and Hubbard–boom! The top of the truck and the overpass made contact.
Despite the big logo on the back of the truck reading “You can’t make a mistake,” this driver clearly did.
Debris rained down to the pavement below.
The truck continued to turn east on Hubbard, and the sound of scraping metal and falling gunk continued.
The driver went a couple hundred feet more and stopped for a few minutes.
Then the truck took off.
Left behind, debris that cars ran over.
But because there were no injuries the drivers left.
A Steinhafels spokesperson said the truck driver immediately called dispatch to report the incident. Then the corporate office called Chicago’s 311 to file a report.
A Chicago Department of Transportation spokesperson confirms there was a 311 call made about the incident, prompting a crew to come out and inspect the underside of the overpass. The crew did an assessment to see if there was damage to the road above. They also picked up the metal left behind.
There were no visible signs to show the height requirement for the overpass at Hubbard and lower Wabash.
A Department of Transportation spokesperson said there are signs posted at State and Rush and that a bridge crew will check on the structural integrity of the overpass.