Parker Bridge Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Rollover

| October 30, 2019

ARMSTRONG CO., Pa. (EYT) – The Parker Bridge has reopened following a tractor-trailer rollover that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

(Photo courtesy Welter’s Country Market)

According to Butler-based State Police, around 3:36 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 44-year-old Ikrom Kadirov, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was operating a 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer, attempting to make a right turn from North River Avenue onto State Route 368. The vehicle’s the right rear tires rode up onto the concrete bridge wall causing the truck to overturn on State Route 368.

According to a representative of Clarion County 9-1-1, Parker Fire Department, Emlenton Fire Department, Emlenton Ambulance Service, and PSP Butler were dispatched to the scene.

The bridge was shut down for several hours following the crash while the trailer was unloaded, and the truck and trailer were set upright.

Emergency responders stopped traffic at the bridge coming from Route 268, and Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department stopped traffic coming down the hill on Route 368.

The bridge was reopened and the scene was cleared around 11:29 p.m.

Police say Kadirov and his passenger, 22-year-old Ilhom Islomov, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were both using seat belts and were not injured.

The truck was hauling prefabricated wood panels which police say did not appear to have been damaged in the crash.

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