Sunset Drama On Sunrise

Sunrise Road was not made for 18-wheelers.

The driver of a truck filled with 43,000 pounds of refrigerated meat — bound from Minnesota to West Haven — learned that out the hard way last night at 7.

He tried to make a right turn onto Saugatuck Avenue — no easy feat even for Mini Coopers. Soon, he was hung up on a stone wall.

Alert “06880” reader Gerald F. Romano Jr. was on the scene. For the next 2 1/2 hours, he says, Westport police and firefighters did a great job. A crew from Quality Towing unloaded 10,000 pounds of meat off the truck.

That lightened the load, so the Quality guys could pull the rear wheels off the wall. No one one was injured. The driver — who said this was his first incident in 40 years — drove off.

(All photos Gerald F. Romano Jr.)

“It all ended well,” Romano says.

But just imagine if the driver had headed for the William F. Cribari Bridge.

4 responses to “Sunset Drama On Sunrise

  1. David Squires

    i love Stories with Happy Endings!
    Thanks for sharing this little ditty…

  2. Peter Barlow

    What was a truck that size doing on Sunset Road? Is that a major road now?

  3. Danny A., director, Willowbrook Cemetery

    “In God We Trust”, as indicated on the trailer…. Apparently, the one thing he didn’t trust was his GPS. Clearly.