Tractor-trailer overturns on eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Related mediaChopper 12 over BQE tractor-trailer accident
BROOKLYN - An overturned tractor-trailer on the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway created commuter chaos for the Wednesday morning rush.
The semi-truck flipped over near the Atlantic Avenue exit in Brooklyn Heights at around 4:30 a.m., and wasn't cleared until 7 a.m.
Another vehicle was involved, and one man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition.
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Chopper 12 was overhead after the crash, which temporarily shut down the roadway and backed up traffic for miles in both directions.
It remains unclear what caused the accident.