I am saddened, but not shocked, to hear about the recent accident in Matinecock where a truck driver hit the Long Island Rail Road overpass and accidentally killed bus driver Jorge Guevara ["Bus driver's friends call him 'true hero,' " News, July 26].
Recently, I was in upstate New York driving a recreational vehicle, going camping. The global positioning system told me to turn right, and I did so. As I went down a hill, I came close to driving under an 11.5-foot clearance; my RV is 12.5 feet tall. I slammed on the brakes.
There was no sign between the turn and the underpass, and no cross street to turn onto to avoid a collision. My wife got out of the RV and directed cars out of the way as I backed up the hill.
I found a police officer who directed me a mile out of my way to the RV park. Had there been a warning sign at the corner, saying something like "no trucks" or "low clearance," I never would have turned. Although I understand that the Matinecock bridge clearance was adequately posted, we need more signs in general on our local roads. Otherwise, we are in for tragic accidents.
Eric Gemunder, Huntington Station