Big Rig Wreck on Route 1 Injures 1

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Jun 5, 2014  |  Updated 6:47 AM EDT
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NBC10's Monique Braxton reports from Northeast Philadelphia on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident that blocked traffic on the northbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard.

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NBC10's Monique Braxton reports from Northeast Philadelphia on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident that blocked traffic on the northbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard.

A jackknifed tractor-trailer closed one of Philadelphia’s busiest roads for nearly two hours this morning.

The big rig and a car collided along the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) northbound at Southampton Road near Benjamin Rush State Park shortly before 4:30 a.m.

The tractor-trailer jackknifed across the northbound lanes causing police to close the roadway from Southampton Road to the Bucks County line.

One person was taken to Aria Health - Torresdale Campus with undisclosed injuries.

Police on the scene said dozens of gallon of fuel spilled from the truck onto the roadway.

Knights Road could be used as an alternate route but long delays should be expected.

Tow trucks got the damaged vehicles out of the way and the road reopened around 6:15 a.m.

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