Snell Street Bridge 4:35 p.m.
So it took less than a year for our first somewhat serious accident to occur under the new Snell Street Bridge. Obviously weather played a big role. Fortunately no serious injuries.
It happened late Friday afternoon and by the looks of it the car coming down the slight incline hit her brakes and then slid on the wet pavement into the other car already in the underpass.
One woman was transported by AFD to Cooley Dickinson Hospital and both cars were towed from the scene. Each vehicle had air bag deployment.
Of course if the clearance under the bridge were a tad w-i-d-e-r people might not instinctively brake when they see another car already in the tight zone.
Last year's $315,000 state project did increase the height by 12", giving ambulances breathing room, but did not widen the space at all.
Editors note: before taking picture I called 911, turned off one of the vehicle's engines, and helped one of the drivers find her glasses.