2003-05-16 / Community

Truck Flies Into Bird Sanctuary

Truck Flies Into Bird Sanctuary


A large dump truck lurches beside a tree in the sanctuary area of Cross Bay Boulevard after barreling off the road, breaking a telephone pole, and sparking a small electrical fire, last Friday afternoon.A large dump truck lurches beside a tree in the sanctuary area of Cross Bay Boulevard after barreling off the road, breaking a telephone pole, and sparking a small electrical fire, last Friday afternoon.
New York City Firefighters inspected the truck, and discovered that diesel was spilling from the engine. The accident halted southbound traffic, and slowed vehicles bound for Howard Beach.New York City Firefighters inspected the truck, and discovered that diesel was spilling from the engine. The accident halted southbound traffic, and slowed vehicles bound for Howard Beach.
The truck driver, left, looks on as firefighters dispense Purple-K, a substance which helps prevent fuel spills from igniting. A FDNY representative said one minor injury was reported, but that it was treated on site.The truck driver, left, looks on as firefighters dispense Purple-K, a substance which helps prevent fuel spills from igniting. A FDNY representative said one minor injury was reported, but that it was treated on site.

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