Photos: Truck Wedged Under 86th Street El Causes 45-Minute Traffic Backup


Whoops! A truck driver failed to make the 12-foot clearance on 86th Street at 20th Avenue and got wedged underneath the D train el, snarling traffic.

Bensonhurst Bean writer Elle Spektor stumbled across the accident, which occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, and took the accompanying photos with her cell phone.

With the help of the NYPD, the truck driver eventually got the vehicle out from underneath the train line, opening the intersection back up to traffic.

We see this a lot on the Belt Parkway, as well as the BMT line (B/Q) underpasses, which are much lower. Is this a frequent problem on 86th Street as well?