Big-rig gets stuck, jams Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza
Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
A big-rig truck driver heading through Sonoma County into San Francisco on Tuesday morning got his truck stuck in a toll booth on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Several lanes of Highway 101 at the toll plaza had to be closed multiple times over a period of 2½ hours after the 8:45 a.m. incident, the CHP said.
Donald Dayler of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, was driving his truck and trailer southbound when the front of the truck became wedged in a toll booth meant for regular-size vehicles. Dayler told authorities he tried to merge to the right into the two wide lanes but couldn't because of traffic.
The truck collided with the concrete curb and parts of the toll plaza, breaking its front axle and blocking the toll lane, the CHP said.
Various lanes were closed off and on until about 11 a.m. to remove the truck, clean debris and conduct a traffic investigation.
The driver was uninjured and alcohol is not a factor, the CHP said.
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