Garbage truck crashes into scaffolding in Midtown

The scene on East 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Madison Avenue where a garbage truck crashed into scaffolding. (Matt Kozar)

January 2, 2014 7:58:03 AM PST
A private sanitation truck crashed into scaffolding outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown early Thursday morning.

The vehicle lost control on East 45th Street and crashed into the scaffolding just after 12:30 a.m.

The driver was not injured.

Workers were shoring up the scaffolding before they move the sanitation truck.

East 45th Street was expected to be closed between Vanderbilt Avenue and Madison Avenue for much of the day.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.