|Tractor-Trailer Overturns After Striking LIRR Overpass|
|By Ex Chief Bill Renzetti|
|November 30, 2021|
For the second time in just 20 days a tractor trailer struck the LIRR overpass and overturned onto Montauk Highway.
It was just before midnight when the Center Moriches Fire Department was dispatched to the accident on Montauk Highway just west of Wilcox Avenue at the Long Island Railroad overpass.
First responders arrived to find a tractor on its side in the roadway. The truck which was heading west on Montauk Highway struck the 11'6" LIRR overpass and flipped over into the oncoming lane.
Firefighters secured the truck while EMS evaluated the driver who extricated himself prior to the fire departments arrival.
Montauk Hwy was shut down for several hours while crews work to upright the truck and remove it from the roadway. The driver of the truck was not injured and refused any medical attention.