Driver cited after Duck Boat crash on Storrow Drive

BOSTON (WHDH) - The driver of a Duck Boat that crashed on Storrow Drive Sunday was cited by police.

The Duck Boat went onto Storrow Drive and struck an overpass, ripping off part of the vehicle’s roof. The ladder on the boat was damaged and firefighters arrived on the scene to help passengers exit the vehicle.

None of the passengers were injured.

The Duck Boat was not on its normal route, as Beacon Street was closed at the time due to a ceremony at the State House. The first-year driver was cited for a height violation.

Boston Duck Tours released a statement following the incident:

“A first year Driver was diverted off the standard tour route due to Beacon Hill (Beacon Street) being closed.  The rear part of the Duck, Miss Emma Science,  made contact with the overpass and has some damage to the convertible roof and ladder but nobody on board was injured, for which the company is grateful.

Duck Boats do not typically travel on Storrow Drive and the driver’s actions, although not intentional,  will be under review by company safety experts who will conduct a thorough analysis of this event.”

 

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