A dump truck crashed into the gable end of Martha’s Shipyard’s office building Monday morning. No injuries were reported.
Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling said the building did not appear to have any structural damage, and a diesel tank near where the truck hit wasn’t ruptured. The driver of the dump truck was unlicensed, according to Tisbury Police. Police also said the truck did not appear to have functioning brakes, and the inspection sticker appears lifted from another vehicle.
The operator of the dump truck, Joao Paulo Nello Ferreira de Lima, 19, was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a license, Tisbury Police Lt. Eerik Meisner said. The owner of the vehicle, Nilton DeSousa, 47, was the passenger. He was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle, according to Lt. Meisner, who added the violation comes with a fine of $1,005 for the first offense.