A truck driver was seriously injured after an early morning crash overturned his truck, filled with Budweiser beer, onto a Brooklyn highway, causing delays for morning commuters.
Around 4 a.m. on Monday, a tractor-trailer hauling hundreds of Budweiser cans overturned on the Gowanus Expressway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway exit, fire officials said to the New York Daily News. The truck driver was taken to New York Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Fuel spilled from the truck has been complicating officials’ cleanup effort, ABC7 reported. As part of the cleanup, the damaged trailer was suspended between two trucks and flipped upside down.
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The inbound lanes of the Gowanus Expressway were suffering from extensive delays related to the crash, and the northbound BQE had traffic all the way back toward the Verrazano Bridge, ABC7 added.
Beer cases were scattered across the road, and some fell onto the sidewalk of Hicks Street, below the expressway, the Daily News added. Police officials have warned commuters to anticipate long delays because of the crash.