Delivery Truck Crashes into Hirshhorn

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On Monday, May 10, 2010, at around 8:30 pm, a UPS delivery truck crashes through the Independence Avenue entrance of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The truck destroys a street light pole and flower pot barrier on the plaza before it breaks the large plate glass at the entrance to the Museum. The crash causes structural damage to the building. The driver, who is thought to have suffered a seizure which caused the crash, is injured in the accident but survives. No art is lost in the accident.


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


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"UPS Truck Crashes into Hirshhorn," The Washington Times, May 12, 2010.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 10, 2010


  • Trucks
  • Museum buildings
  • Traffic safety
  • Museums
  • Accidents


Washington (D.C.)

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