Friday, January 1, 2016
Truck Driving Job For Former Amish Woman Fresh Out The Order- Not So Good
You just got to shake your head and wonder what some people were thinking.
From the NY Post: A formerly Amish truck driver destroyed a historic bridge in Indiana because she flubbed the math on the weight of her big rig, police said.
Mary Lambright, 23, drove a 30-ton tractor-trailer full of bottled water over the Paoli Bridge — a delicate iron span built in 1880 — at around noon on Christmas Day, causing it to collapse, according to the Herald Times.
The driver told cops in the town of Paoli she knew the bridge had a 12,000-pound limit but that she forgot how many pounds are in a ton.
“She’s a very inexperienced driver,” Paoli Police Chief Randy Sanders said, adding the woman left Amish life only a year ago. http://nypost.com/2015/12/30/tractor-trailer-destroys-bridge-after-driver-flubs-trucks-weight/
How do you go from driving a horse and buggy to driving a semi in 1 year?