The northbound Ocean Parkway service road is closed between Avenue V and Avenue W, after an 18-wheel truck attempting to turn onto the road struck a tree, ripping open its haul.
The truck was turning from Avenue W onto Ocean Parkway’s service road and could not complete the turn. It seems the accident occurred shortly before noon.
Reader Allan Shweky sent in the above photo, showing the extent of the damage to the truck. Police are on the scene, and have closed the road.
Thanks, too, to Allan Rosen, who also tipped us off to the accident, and sent in a nearly identical photo.
UPDATE (1:50 p.m.): James W. just sent in a photo showing the truck from the front:
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