Michelle Kim

Giant Truck Flips Over on East Harlem Street, Crushing Car

A tractor trailer backing up on an East Harlem street flipped over and crushed a car when the truck's load toppled over, authorities and witnesses say. 

The truck was backing up on East 128th Street near Fifth Avenue when the load toppled Wednesday afternoon, witnesses said.

"The dirt was flying everywhere," said witness Mary Patterson. "The people that were working there was running faster than everybody. They were running." 

Fire officials on scene say the owner of the crushed car was sleeping at home at the time and was not injured.

The truck is owned by Blanco based in Ozone Park, Queens. 

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated the owner of the car was sleeping in the car and uninjured; in fact, the owner was sleeping at home at the time and not injured. We regret the error. 

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