A recreational vehicle (RV) crashed into the Casho Mill Road Underpass on Thursday afternoon. The road was closed for over an hour, a report said.
The crash occurred just before 1 p.m., on the south side underpass.
Newark’s 80-year old driver was traveling from Elkton Road towards Barksdale Road. His RV was too tall for the underpass, so he was not able to fit it under. The vehicle was damaged when the RV collided with the side of the CSX railroad crossing.
According to Master Cpl. William Smith, spokesperson for the Newark Police Department. Nobody was hurt.
State and city officials have tried many methods over the years to prevent bridge strikes. These include warning beacons and blunt signs that read “Your truck won’t fit.”
The city requested the Delaware Department of Transportation to put up an over-height warning system. It would consist of tubes, chains, or cans that would hang above Casho Mill Road at the exact same height as the underpass. It would be similar to the Holland Tunnel system in New York. However, no action has been taken.
The 8-foot, 7-inch tall one-lane underpass is the most struck bridge in the state. There have been more than 60 accidents there since 2005.