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Driver travels mile with boulders wedged underneath truck

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 16:06:07-05

A Buffalo man will face traffic charges after the tractor-trailer truck he was operating cut a corner too sharp at Niagara Street and Two Mile Creek Road in the City of Tonawanda just after 9 a.m. on Saturday. 

As a result, he hit a fire hydrant. Unknown to the driver, two large boulders caught underneath his trailer. Police say he dragged them for a mile before officers pulled him over. 

The boulders being wedged underneath caused the rear wheels of the trailer on the left side to be off the ground. 66-year-old Sameal Daniels of Buffalo told officers he didn't realize the boulders were underneath his trailer but noticed the truck driving awkwardly. 

A heavy-duty tow truck was called in to dislodge the boulders.

Officers issued summons to Daniels for improper turn, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to use the truck route.