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Tractor Trailer Slams Into Lynbrook Train Trestle

Traffic diverted off of Sunrise Highway Wednesday evening.

A tractor trailer carrying two construction vehicles smacked into a Long Island Railroad train trestle in Lynbrook Thursday evening.

The accident, which occurred around 4:15 p.m. on Sunrise Highway, dumped one of the construction vehicles, a road paver, onto the street.

Lynbrook Police and volunteer firefighters responded, along with Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials and the Nassau County Fire Marshal.

Eastbound traffic on Sunrise Highway was being diverted at Atlantic Avenue and was backed up into Valley Stream as emergency crews worked to upright the road paver.

Concerned citizen July 20, 2012 at 12:14 AM
There have been a significant amount of tractor-trailer accidents over the years at that very place. Some included fatalities. It's also dangerous because of the narrow lanes which curve right before the bridge heading eastbound. Mixing tractor-trailers and auto's in narrow lanes with curves plus a low bridge is a formula which many citizens have paid for with their lives. Can something be done to correct the outdated road patterns?
flaco July 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM
are you out of your mind? we are going to spend 20 million dollars to reconstruct a train overpass and a section of a 6 lane road because a few drivers can't drive? Hire one extra cop and enforce the speed limit.
John Andrews July 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM
ban all tractor trailers from using the underpass.at 4am the driver was speeding.that is a fact,cause the idiot would have seen the height limits!!!!
BP July 20, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Railroads are responsible for maintenance when the tracks go over the road. When the tracks go under the road we are responsible. Flip flop this crossing where the poooor railroad can't double stack the rail cars to save a few bucks and we tax payers would be spending $10 million tomorrow to FIX THE PROBLEM. The states transportation improvement projects have billions we have spent on the railroads problem yet the railroad brass are still paying themselves millions a year. Why is that I wonder?
richie valentino July 21, 2012 at 01:10 AM
the problem is that the driver should of looked at the height restriction which is clearly marked on every over pass as per state and federal highway laws. also he should know the height of the load he is pulling. then this would of been avoided. so this was clearly the drivers fault . what is the fine amount on stupidity.
Jason July 24, 2012 at 02:59 AM
The LIRR needs to raise the entire Long Beach line to Oceanside, particularly in East Rockaway as this bottleneck creates so much anger and frustration as well as accidents on Lawson Blvd and Atlantic. As far as hiring another cop???Gimme a break! You must not be a taxpayer here?

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