Glenridge Road overpass bridge struck – again

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GLENVILLE – The Glenridge Road overpass bridge has been struck again – one of two strikes on separate bridges in the town of Glenville in less than 24 hours.

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Glenville Police responded to the railway overpass bridge just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

A 2018 Kenworth delivery truck operated by 30-year-old Daiquane Sivels, of Schenectady, was traveling west when he struck the bridge, according to a news release. Sivels told police he did not see the flashing lights from the warning system and did not know the height of his vehicle. He was following directions from his GPS.

Sivels was charged with driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a traffic control device and a violation of the town code for disobeying the height warning.

No one was injured.

In a separate accident, the Maple Avenue railway overpass bridge was struck on Thursday at 6:17 a.m. Kawon Jones, 31, of Hephzibah, Georgia, was driving north in his 2019 Freightliner when he struck the bridge. The entire roof of the box truck was torn off, according to police.

Jones said he was attempting to get to Vermont and following his GPS. Glenville Police inspected the truck and issued nine tickets for various violations.

The driver was cited for failure to obey a traffic device and the Glenville Town Code violation for disobeying the height warning.

No injuries were reported.