Bungling driver gets yacht stuck under low footbridge in Thailand

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This is the moment a bungling truck driver misjudged the height of a footbridge – getting an expensive yacht stuck underneath.

The boat was being transported from Phuket to Surat Thani in Thailand when the 12-wheeler truck’s driver passed through the low-lying bridge on April 14.

The bridge’s height clearance was only 16-ft which was not enough for the truck and its cargo so the boat’s roof smashed onto the bottom of the structure.

The driver was unhurt after the crash but he could not steer the truck backwards so he called the police officers for help.

One of the Thalang Police Station station officers who responded said that the boat and the truck was stuck due to the impact.

He said: ‘The driver miscalculated the height of his cargo. It was too huge so we had difficulty finding a way to remove it. Traffic was also starting to build up in the area as the lane had to be temporarily closed.’

To reduce the vehicle’s height, the driver asked to deflate the tires so they were able to remove the obstruction from the road.

The footbridge was not damaged and the boat with the truck was taken by the driver to their company’s warehouse.