Tractor-trailer explodes on Bruckner Expwy.

April 24, 2008 3:30:58 AM PDT
A tractor-trailer carrying cars overturned and exploded in flames on the southbound Bruckner Expressway in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. The vehicle flipped onto its side and quickly caught fire near Middletown Road just after 1:30 a.m. this morning. The driver escaped the burning rig with non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center for treatement.

The tractor-trailer, carrying apparently junked cars, burned until firefighters arrived.

The southbound lanes of the Bruckner Expressway were closed while authorities towed away the tractor-trailer.