Truck crashes on exit ramp, trailer dangles over guardrail

Photo by the Albany Police Department

ALBANY, N.Y. - A tractor trailer accident closed part of the I-787 ramp on Thursday afternoon.

State Police say a tractor trailer carrying construction debris was exiting I-787 southbound at Exit 3A towards Rensselaer when the driver lost control of the vehicle, striking the left bridge railing and a bridge pillar.

State Police say the tractor trailer rolled over onto its side, causing the tractor to break away from the trailer and lodging the trailer against the bridge pillar. All the contents of the trailer were dumped into the parking lot below.

The driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries and has since been released from the hospital.

The stretch of the road was closed for four hours.

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