A tractor trailer was torn apart in an accident with a sign support structure in New York on Monday morning.
The accident happened on December 19th at around 5:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of interstate 84 near mile marker 21.6 in Wallkill, New York.
According to News 12 The Bronx, the truck slammed into the metal scaffolding holding up highway signs, which ripped open the trailer and seriously damaged the cab of the truck.
UPDATE: A tractor-trailer carrying water bottles crashed into a sign support structure on I-84 near Middletown Monday morning, according to NYSP. Clean-up will take hours. Expect delays. No word on the driver’s condition. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/571PTCV1vb— Blaise Gomez (@BlaiseGomez12) December 19, 2022
It is unclear if the driver was hurt in the accident.
Cleanup of the incident led to traffic backups as far back as three miles from the crash site.
No further information has been released.
UPDATE: I-84 tractor-trailer crash cleanup expected to take 4 hours, expect delays westbound near Middletown – per NYSP pic.twitter.com/6LNmdyusXz— Blaise Gomez (@BlaiseGomez12) December 19, 2022