MAIL DROP! USPS Big Rig Drops From A New Jersey Overpass

Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey – A big rig hauling for the United States Postal Service found itself dangling from a bridge off Interstate 295 in New Jersey on Friday.

The tractor-trailer was operating along the northbound lane of I-295 in Mount Laurel at 3 a.m. Friday morning when it collided with another motorist, according to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).

The impact from the collision sent the truck over the side of a bridge and plummeting 20 feet onto the street below.

Miraculously, the driver, who’s identity has not been released, suffered only minor injuries.

 

The tractor-trailer, however, wasn’t so lucky.

Perched upright between the I-295 overpass and South Church Street, the truck’s fuel tanks were punctured, sending fuel spilling down the roadway.

A hazmat team was dispatched to the scene for cleanup.

A semi hauling for the United States Postal Service drove off an I-295 overpass in New Jersey on Friday. (Photo: Mount Laurel Police Department)

Also on scene was the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to investigate and ensure the mail being hauled was secure, according to NBC Philadelphia.

By the time Friday’s morning commute began, traffic was running 18 minutes slower than normal, according to the navigation app Waze.

 

However, the New Jersey Turnpike could be used as an alternate route.

By 9:25 a.m., the truck was no longer upright between the overpass and South Church Street, but cleanup crews remained on scene for several more hours.

The crash is being investigated by NJSP.

 


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