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Tractor-Trailer Falls off New York Expressway

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A semi-truck fell from an elevated highway in New York City and came to rest on a car. The car accident happened on the Staten Island Expressway. A 61-year-old woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter were in the car. Neither was injured in the accident. The woman driving the car described the incident to reporters.

“I see the truck coming down on me,” she said. “If I kept going, he would have ended up on top of my car.”

The rig’s huge tires came to a rest on the hood of Christopherson’s car. The body of the tractor-trailer came to a rest almost straight-up, cab-first, its back-end leaning against the elevated highway.

The driver of the truck had to be extracted from the cab of the truck. He suffered mulitple broken bones. He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in stable condition. It is unknown why his truck drove off the roadway. The accident is being investigated.

If you would like to learn more about truck accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Truck Accidents information page.