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Volume 85, Number 2 ONLINE September 5, 1997
Truck tears branch from tree
Driver misjudges clearance; $10,000-$15,000 in estimated damage
Rose Wilde
Copy Editor

One of Rice's live oak trees lost a limb Thursday when it was hit by a delivery truck traveling along the Inner Loop.

At 11:45 a.m., an Overnight Transportation Company truck tore a large limb off of an 80-year-old tree which shades the north side of the Inner Loop between Herring Hall and Wiess College. The driver misjudged the height of the low-hanging limb and of his truck, Campus Police Officer Robert Redman said. The truck's upper frame was also damaged.
Truck tears branch from tree

Arborist Jack Spann talks to an unidentified man while arborist Juan Alejandro begins to saw branches away to clear the road after a delivery truck collided with a tree on the Inner Loop in front of Herring Hall at noon on Thursday.
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