Big rig digs into train bridge

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A tractor-trailer a wedged itself underneath a Midwood train trestle on Nov. 27, cops said.

The fire department responded to the accident underneath the elevated Q train tracks on Avenue J at 8:30 pm, where they found the truck stuck.

The truck was traveling east at high speed between E. 15th and E. 16th streets when the driver tried to force the big truck under the low bridge, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee, who was working at the nearby subway station and witnessed the accident.

It is unclear at this time whether the truck caused any structural damage to the track’s supports, although a spokeswoman for the transit agency said that a crew should have been sent out to inspect them per agency procedures.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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