Elderly man dies 2 weeks after slamming dump truck into pedestrian bridge in Cleveland

Elderly man dies 2 weeks after slamming dump truck into pedestrian bridge in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The 76-year-old man who inadvertently crashed his dump truck into a pedestrian bridge in Cleveland has died.

On April 30, Joseph Gammalo accidentally left his truck bed up, which turned his large construction vehicle into a high-speed hook that got snagged on the bridge.

It took hours for crews to dislodge the truck from the bridge, and the accident ground traffic to a halt on I-77.

Dump truck removed from under bridge overpass after being stuck for several hours in Cleveland

Gammalo, a veteran truck driver, suffered several broken ribs during the accident.

The bridge was not damaged in the crash.

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