Driver's overstuffed truck nearly collides with overpass, CHP says

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 17:28:51-04

(KGTV) — What seems to be the problem, officer?

Well, we don't think the conversation played out routinely. Needless to say, one Sacramento-area California Highway Patrol officer was "shocked" to watch as an overstuffed truck nearly hit an overpass Tuesday.

The South Sacramento officer was traveling on State route 50 when he saw the truck's mammoth haul, bags upon bags of bottles and cans, a CHP Facebook post reads. The driver of the truck was still traveling at freeway speeds, with the unsafe load still in tow.

After watching the truck's load nearly collide with an overpass, the officer pulled the driver over off and told him to exit the freeway.

The driver was given a lawful order to stay parked until he could off load the bottles and cans and transport them a safer way.

"If you are driving down eastbound US 50 and your load almost hits an over crossing, you might have an unsafe load!!" CHP wrote in a post.

According to CHP, California Vehicle Code 2803(a) requires a vehicle's load "to be secure enough to prevent the dropping or shifting of such load onto the roadway."