Safety tips for crossing bridges

Posted at 5:09 PM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-11 19:00:17-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused a truck driver going over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Thursday.

Right now, they don’t suspect it had to do with the high winds.

They say, 47-year-old Joseph Chen, lost control when trying to pass a tractor trailer.

CBBT Police say when you’re driving across the bridge always use extreme caution..

“Pay attention to the roads to your environment," Police Chief Edward Spencer said. Keep your eyes on the road. You want to maintain a safe speed, basically what you’re really comfortable with."

According to VDOT, high-profile vehicles like SUVs are not recommended for crossing during certain weather conditions.

You should also avoid lane changes and hauling items on your car if wind conditions are bad.

Chen's truck is expected to be pulled from the water sometime this week.

They hope to have a final cause of the crash soon after.