Tractor Trailer Smashes into Pr. George's Bridge

Load of fencing scattered

Monday, Oct 17, 2011  |  Updated 8:34 AM EDT
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A truck carrying fencing material smashed into a bridge on Monday morning.

A truck carrying fencing material smashed into a bridge on Monday morning.

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The scattered wood looked like scattered matchsticks, but the cleanup requires road crews and heavy equipment.

A truck carrying a trailer loaded with lumber crashed into the a bridge in Prince George's County, affecting Monday traffic.

The accident took place at the intersection of Allentown Road and Branch Avenue, in the Suitland area of Prince George's County.

Police said the accident involved a single vehicle, the truck loaded down with fencing material.  Although the front cab was crushed against the masonry wall of the bridge, the driver was able to crawl out of the vehicle.  He was transported for minor injuries.

A hazardous material crew was on hand, because the truck's diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway. 

Our camera crew on the scene reports as of 8:30 a.m. the westbound lanes of Allentown Road are shut down, and the eastbound ramp to Allentown Road from Branch Avenue is closed.

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