Traffic Snarls BQE After Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Officials Say

By Aidan Gardiner on April 2, 2014 8:46am 

 One man was injured after a tractor-trailer flipped on its side on the BQE, the FDNY said.
One man was injured after a tractor-trailer flipped on its side on the BQE, the FDNY said.
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BROOKLYN — Traffic snarled the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway during Wednesday morning's rush-hour commute after a tractor-trailer overturned and injured a man, according to officials and witnesses.

The truck was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the BQE, near Atlantic Avenue, about 4:40 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

The injured man suffered heart trouble afterwards and was taken to Bellevue hospital, the spokesman said.

Officials temporarily closed all east-bound lanes on the expressway until about 8 a.m., but they warned to expect residual delays.

"Can't even begin to describe what the BQE looks like right now.." tweeted Taylor Smieya at 7:52 a.m.

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