HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Police have charged the man who got his truck stuck underneath a Henrico bridge. The crash shut down a part of Darbytown Road near Oakland Road for several hours.
Henrico Police said the driver, William Hickman, now faces a reckless driving charge.
Signs warn that 12 feet is the maximum height for passing under the bridge, but Hickman tried - and failed to push his trailer through.
"He actually moved the bridge, he actually jacked the bridge up like three inch, he was pinned under there," said George Jones, a tow truck driver who helped get the trailer out.
Trains were allowed to travel over the bridge but at slower speeds. The place that the trailer got stuck is under a part that's no longer used. Jones said there may be an explanation for why trucks are driving down Darbytown Road.
"They're following GPS for a car and it takes them the wrong way," he said.
There are signs warning them about the height of bridge, you just have to pay attention.
"He should have seen them," said Jones.
Hickman is from Tennessee. He works for Harris Trucking Company based out of Madison, Virginia.
U.S. Department of Transportation records show the company has been involved in 18 total crashes since 2011. Several of its drivers have received speeding violations and there's one reckless driving violation.
We didn't find any violations for this specific truck.
CSX crews say there was minimal damage to the bridge.
Administrators with the Harris Trucking Company had no comment about the crash.