BOSTON (CBS) – A truck rollover delayed traffic off the Tobin Bridge for several hours Friday.

The truck hauling cement crashed and landed on its side around 5 a.m. on the ramp from the Tobin southbound to Route 93 south and to Storrow Drive.

State Police said the driver had a minor injury. One lane of traffic was getting by to each side of the split during the morning rush hour.

The truck crashed on the ramp from the Tobin southbound to Route 93 south. (WBZ-TV)

Authorities held off on removing the truck until after the morning commute was over, because hauling it away during rush hour would have caused more delays.

Crews had trouble up-righting the truck but it was eventually removed around 1:45 p.m.

That delay extended the traffic backup for miles across the Tobin Bridge.

State Police say the truck driver has been cited for civil motor vehicle violations. The company that owns the truck, Puglia Trucking, was not cited.

Comments
  1. What am I missing? It would appear that excessive speed would be the cause of that crash.