Charleston Police say two men were injured when a utility truck fell off a ramp on the Ravenel Bridge Wednesday afternoon.
The crash happened along a portion of the bridge that crossed over a field.
A police spokesman said the crash happened after the boom of the truck hit a sign, causing the truck to fall off the ramp near Huger Street and Morrison Drive.
Two people were inside at the time. Both were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say there was no serious damage to the bridge or road in the crash, although the sign was destroyed.
Ironically, the Sumter Utilities truck was on the bridge to clean up after an earlier accident. Around 11:10 a.m., SCE&G said its crews were pulling a heavy rope across the Ravenel Bridge when the brake mechanism on the machine pulling the rope failed. That released the tension on the rope, causing it to fall into traffic. SCE&G said three street light poles on the bridge were broken when the rope snapped.
The Sumter Utilities crew was contracted to secure the area and repair the light poles.