A cement truck toppled over in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, injuring one person and knocking out power to multiple NYCHA buildings.
According to police, vehicle's driver was backing into a construction site on Houston Street near the FDR Drive at around 12:30 p.m., when they rolled over a hole and the truck tipped over on its side. Emergency personnel were still attempting to hoist the vehicle up as of 2:00 p.m.
The driver suffered minor injuries, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
The impact of the overturned truck also apparently knocked out power at two Baruch Houses developments. Housing Authority officials have opened cooling centers for impacted residents at 12 Avenue D and 80 Pitt Street.