Truck Hanging Off Overpass Removed, Red Line Impacted

A box truck which partially went off an overpass on Route 93 southbound in Massachusetts has been removed from the ledge

A truck with its front wheel hanging over the edge of an elevated highway in Boston created major commuter headaches.

The box truck crashed with another vehicle on Interstate 93 southbound in the city's Dorchester neighborhood at about 6 a.m. Thursday.

Even after the truck was towed out of the area at about 8:30 a.m., traffic remained backed up in both directions on the busy highway.

State police say the driver of the truck, a 57-year-old Woburn man, was transported to Boston Medical Center for examination of possible injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 42-year-old man, was transported to Carney Hospital for examination of possible injuries.

Because the truck was hanging over railway tracks, the MBTA suspended Red Line trolley service between the JFK/UMass and North Quincy stations and was using shuttle buses to move passengers. The Red line service has since been restored.

Commuter rail service on some lines south of Boston was also affected.

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Frustrated MBTA riders try to board buses after Red Line service was hampered by a truck hanging off an overpass
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