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Big Tree Road closed after rig gets stuck under bridge

A tractor-trailer got stuck underneath a railroad bridge Wednesday morning on Big Tree Road in Hamburg.

Big Tree Road remained closed in both directions between Route 75 and Bayview Road, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition.

The crash was reported to police at 8:15 a.m., said Hamburg Police Capt. Kevin Trask, and the road remained closed shortly before 10 a.m.

The driver of the rig, identified as Matiullah Mehmood, 51, was injured, Trask said.

He was believed to have been transported to an area hospital.

Due to a partial closure on Route 75 at the same time, traffic in the area was being rerouted and the driver of the rig may not have been aware of the height restriction on the alternate route, Trask said.

When it's a low bridge vs. a tall truck, the truck never wins

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