Big rig topples into Northern California ravine

State News
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Warning, danger, don’t go there. 

This big rig driver sure didn’t see the signs.

Caltrans released this video of an accident Thurday afternoon in Mendocino County. The truck driver was attempting to navigate Highway 175 between Hopland and Lakeport.

What the driver missed was the signs stating trucks more than 39 feet long were not allowed.

From Caltrans:

State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport is limited to vehicles NOT OVER 39 feet in total length! Our contractor’s crew was out working on SR 175 yesterday afternoon when they saw this long truck trying to make it through a one-lane section of highway where a retaining wall is being built.

Multiple signs are posted to warn truck drivers of this length restriction, but drivers continue to try to go through. Sometimes they simply get stuck, but others end up going over the embankment. This driver was not injured, but it must have been the ride of his life! Note that the audio of this video was edited to remove expletives of surprise from our crew.

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