Collision causes 16-wheeler to flip in Williamsburg

A tow worker inspects damage to a box truck after it overturned on Vandervoort Avenue.
Photo by Todd Maisel

Two trucks collided at a busy Brooklyn intersection Friday afternoon, causing one of the large haulers to flip onto its side, police said.

The crash occurred at about 12:10 pm on July 24 when a cement mixer traveling north on Vandervoort Avenue slammed into a large box truck making a turn onto Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg. The box truck, belonging to Reyes Produce of the Bronx, lost control and fell onto its driver side, blocking the eastbound lanes of traffic. It had only empty skids on board.

The cement truck belonged to Ridgewood-based Alpine Concrete.

The front end of the cement truck took heavy damage.Photo by Todd Maisel

The drivers of both vehicles suffered minor injuries and were taken to Woodhull Hospital.

A heavy-duty tow truck was required to lift the box truck and remove it from the roadway so that traffic could flow freely. Firefighters also doused the scene as oil and transmission fluid flooded onto the roadway from both vehicles.

No charges were filed against either driver, police say, pending further investigation.

Photo by Todd Maisel

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.