Truck Drops onto Interstate in Kansas City

5 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, April 30 2013 Apr 30, 2013 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:21:22 PM CDT April 30, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - Traffic is flowing again on Interstate 70 in northwest Kansas City. The road was closed for more than five hours after a truck drove off a ramp and dropped onto the interstate.

The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when the tractor-trailer hit a guardrail on a ramp from Interstate 35 and eventually fell onto I-70. The truck landed on its roof and debris was thrown across eastbound lanes.

The westbound lanes opened about 8:30 a.m. but the eastbound lanes did not open until nearly noon.

The truck driver was hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

 

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