- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say no injuries are reported after a 60-foot flatbed truck apparently lost its brakes, sending its cab careening down a set of stairs leading to the Boston Common.

District Fire Chief Kevin Brooks says the accident occurred Thursday after the out-of-state truck driver got lost and wound up in the city’s congested Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Brooks says a police officer was trying to guide the truck out of the narrow streets when the brakes apparently lost air pressure.

The cab of the truck came to rest partly on the Boston Common and partly on the stairs leading to the park. The flatbed trailer was stretched across Beacon Street, blocking all lanes of traffic.

The common was packed with pedestrians at lunch hour but none were hurt. Brooks said the truck driver was shaken, but also uninjured.


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