By Amy Zimmer
DNAinfo News Editor
UPPER EAST SIDE — A truck driver was taken to the hospital after his vehicle flipped onto its side on Second Avenue Thursday morning after a collision with a car, fire officials and witnesses said.
The man was taken to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and was listed in stable condition, fire officials said. The driver of the red Ford Taurus refused medical treatment at the scene.
"I heard the noise. It was a very powerful noise," said Albert Tong, 64, owner of New Town House Decor on Second Avenue. "It was a very big 'boom' and screech and then the truck turned over."
It was also not immediately clear what led to the 11 a.m. collision on Second Avenue between East 64th and East 63rd streets.
But witnesses said the truck tried to beat the red light but didn't make it and the car hit the truck as it drove through the intersection.
"I heard a big sound, it was loud," said Sudhangshu Roy, manager of The Health Nuts natural foods store where the accident occurred.
He ran to the window.
"I saw it flip over," Roy, 44, said. "I've never seen anything like that. I saw it in the movies only."