Tractor-trailer stuck in park, driver blames GPS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man who drove his tractor-trailer onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park, getting it stuck on a foot bridge, says his GPS device is to blame.

The 50-year-old driver has been cited for reckless driving and failing to obey road signs, which carry nearly $580 in fines.

Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials say the Indiana man drove the truck, which had a 53-foot trailer, onto a walkway Tuesday afternoon at Lake Park.

The truck got hung up on a peninsula behind the North Point Lighthouse along Milwaukee’s lakeshore. The mishap damaged several trees and concrete railings on two pedestrian bridges.

Crews were still attempting to remove the truck Wednesday.

 

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