Car carrier struck I-291 underpass; car fell off

Backup on I-291 westbound near Exit 5 in Springfield.
Backup on I-291 westbound near Exit 5 in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A bizarre accident involving a truck that was carrying cars caused heavy backups on Interstate 291 Tuesday morning.

State Trooper John Zielinski told 22News that a car carrier had struck the Roosevelt Avenue underpass near Exit 5; sending a car falling off the carrier and onto the roadway below.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened before 8:30 A.M.

Traffic was down to one lane on the westbound side, and had been backed up to the Mass Pike interchange in Chicopee.

The crash was cleared in about an hour.

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