Tractor Trailer Slams Into LIRR Bridge, Overturns Onto Oncoming Vehicle…
By Company One Captain Bill Renzetti
November 1, 2022

Just after 10am on Tuesday, Center Moriches Fire Department was dispatched to an auto accident with injuries on Montauk Highway just west of Wilcox Avenue at the Long Island Railroad overpass.

Upon arrival, first responders found a tractor trailer on its side in the roadway. The tractor trailer was heading east on Montauk Highway when it struck the 11'6" LIRR overpass overturning onto a vehicle heading in the opposite direction.

While firefighters worked to contain an oil spill and secure the tractor trailer, EMT’s evaluated both drivers for injuries. Neither driver was injured, and firefighters were back in service within and hour.

Montauk Hwy was shut down for several hours while crews work to upright the truck and remove it from the roadway.