Trucks Crashes Into LIE Median, Lane Closures Back Up Traffic

A tractor trailer carrying concrete dividers crashed into the Long Island Expressway median near Exit 52 causing heavy delays.

A tractor trailer truck carrying concrete dividers crashed into the median of the Long Island Expressway Wednesday afternoon.

Newsday reports the westbound truck collided with the concrete median on the LIE near Exit 52/Commack Road, according to a spokeswoman from New York Department of Transportation. 

At the time of the accident, all westbound lanes were blocked in addition to two eastbound lanes of traffic as concrete dividers were laying in the roadway. 

Traffic cameras show as of 2 p.m. that Suffolk County Police continue to block off the HOV lanes and left lanes in both directions as cleanup continues. 

John J. Gallagher May 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM
What about the overturned large truck (trailer ?) Laura and I saw last evening on the FRIENDLY's corner up from Christ the King.....we were travelling East, so we couldn't confirm, but it looked like TONS of iron all over the place.....and a very large back hoe was there to assist......anybody know what happened ?
new guy May 24, 2012 at 04:21 PM
john i drove by at about 6:30. it was a green sterling 10 wheeler with a full load of tree stumps in the truck and it was towing a trailer with a excavator on it. my opinion is he was traveling too fast going east on 25 he made a left onto indian head and the truck flipped on its side spilling the tree stumps on the corner lot. the the trailer and excavator stayed upright.
John Smith May 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
He took that turn hotter than a spring '77 Grateful Dead show.
Larry T. May 24, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I won't argue he took the turn hot but it was probably comparable to a Europe 72 show more then a 77 show.


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