Truck Takes a Chunk Out of A.C. Expressway

Dump truck hits overpass sending concrete flying, snarling traffic

A truck literally crashed into the Atlantic City Expressway Monday afternoon in Hamilton Township, N.J.

A dump truck driving southbound on Route 50 struck an A.C. Expressway overpass near milepost 17 around 2:50, according to Hamilton Township Police.

The collision sent pieces of metal and concrete flying down onto Route 50. It caused all but one of the westbound lanes of the A.C. Expressway and the southbound direction of Route 50 to be closed as engineers examined the damage, officials said.

Chopper 10 even caught at least a dozen workers assessing the damage after the crash.


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The investigation revealed that 74-year-old William Miller of Marmona, N.J. was behind the wheel of the truck -- which had its hoist in the up position -- when the crash occurred, cops said.

Miller was wearing his seatbelt at the time. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

After three hours the southbound lanes of Route 50 were reopened. Traffic on the A.C. Expressway was altered to allow repair of the bridge.

The accident remains under investigation and no charges were immediately made.

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