Florida truck driver gets stuck in Wellington Sunday

first_imgTruck gets stuck on 17th and Blaine. (Courtesy photo) Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Dominique Smith, 22, of Brandon, Fla. found himself in Wellington a lot longer than he had intended Sunday.At the intersection of 17th and Blaine Street around 8 a.m., the Wellington Police Department received a report that a Knight Transportation Truck, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., was stuck in the mud. It became a day long process pulling him out.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the trucker was on 17th street and made a wrong turn. So he attempted to make a U-turn and got the rig stuck in the backyard ditch of the Tom Riggs residence on 17th and Blaine.A wrecker service was called in from Wichita to pull him out. According to sources, he was there until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.Smith was issued a notice by the WPD to appear for truck traffic prohibited and operation without proof of insurance.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (18) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down John · 271 weeks ago Did the trucking company have to pay to repair the yard? Or did the driver compensate Tom ? Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 271 weeks ago Back in my day on the police dept, we called the wrecker service of C B Merrick. I was amazed at what it could do with his wrecker. The man new what he was doing and did the job better than anyone I ever saw. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 271 weeks ago Why in the world would he pull into someone’s lawn and he should of got a ticket to repair the damage… Report Reply 0 replies · active 162 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 271 weeks ago Bigger issue, hopefully he wasn’t allowed to drive until he provided proof of insurance. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down @youngladijae · 271 weeks ago He’s GPS froze, so he ended up turning on the wrong street . Give him a break.The streets ended up being to small in the grass was wet cause his wheels to get stuck. It not like he did it on purpose . Report Reply 5 replies · active 270 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Kathy Riggs · 271 weeks ago No one was hurt and that is the main issue. The ground can be leveled out and grass put back in. The trucking company has assured me that they will cover all costs to repair the damage to our property. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Robin · 271 weeks ago What is up with drivers using the excuse of “My GPS told me to go that way”, ” My GPS froze”? What happened to planning your trip? Checking your route BEFORE you go? GPS has made drivers lazy, plain and simple. Not to mention that you, as a professional driver, need to make sure your permit book and paperwork is up to date and correct. No sympathy what so ever…smh. Report Reply 4 replies · active 271 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Steven H · 271 weeks ago I have been driving over 30 years. GPS needs to be banned in tractor-trailer period. Even the ones supposedly for trucking will be wrong at times putting them on streets or roads they don’t belong on or into a low underpass. Some have even routed drivers onto bike paths that were once streets. Search: PTL truck bike path, Milwaukee and see the photos yourself. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Carol · 271 weeks ago Even the map programs online get it wrong in SU. Co. I entered an addy on E. 20th, off Dalton Rd. It said to go to N A, W. of the airport! I did not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 271 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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