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Bollard Catches Another Truck




The top of the lighted bollard on the northwest corner of North Defiance and Stryker streets lies on the ground near the wheels of a semi-trailer, after being sheared off by the truck Thursday, Feb. 3. There has been a rash of trucks striking the lighted bollard and the bell bollard at the same intersection. One truck broke an axle after hitting the bollard on Tuesday, Feb. 8.– photo by Mary Huber

The top of the lighted bollard on the northwest corner of North Defiance and Stryker streets lies on the ground near the wheels of a semi-trailer, after being sheared off by the truck Thursday, Feb. 3. There has been a rash of trucks striking the lighted bollard and the bell bollard at the same intersection. One truck broke an axle after hitting the bollard on Tuesday, Feb. 8.– photo by Mary Huber

Archbold’s lone remaining bell bollard struck again, capturing a semi that smashed the lighted bollard on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The Archbold police report states Peter C. Woods, 28, Phoenix, Ariz., was driving the semi owned by Swift Leasing Company, Gary, Ind., with passenger Tamisha Dawn Quinn, 21, same address, south on North Defi ance Street and attempted to turn right on Stryker Street.

The wheels went over the bell bollard and struck the lighted bollard.

The bell bollard lodged between the rear trailer wheels and the trailer’s bumper. A wrecker was called to remove the truck.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said the village street department has not had time to replace the lighted bollard.

Once the repair is complete, he will prepare a bill for Swift Leasing.

Another truck ran afoul of the bollard on Friday, Feb. 4, but there was no damage, so a police report was not filed.

So far in 2011, there have been two other accident reports of trucks coming in contact with the bollard.

One occurred Monday, Jan. 17; the trucking company was billed $1,900 for damages.

The second incident was on Thursday, Jan. 27, and resulted in a bill for $1,300.


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