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Trucks ram into the side of buildings hours before nor’easter hits

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A private dump truck crashed into the side of a residential building near Columbus Circle early this morning.
A private dump truck crashed into the side of a residential building near Columbus Circle early this morning. PHOTO: FDNY.

Midtown North, Manhattan- Early this morning, a private garbage truck hit several parked cars, jumped a curb and then smashed into the corner of a building, according to officials.

Officials say the incident occurred around 3:30 AM at 240 Central Park South, near the cross with 59th Street.

The driver of the truck remained on scene and was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital with minor injuries; there were no reports of anyone else injured in the incident, the FDNY said.

A private dump truck crashed into the side of a residential building near Columbus Circle early this morning.
Officials on scene of where a private dump truck crashed into the side of a residential building early this morning. PHOTO: FDNY.

The seventeen-story building the truck rammed into had damage to a residential space on its first-floor, however the building’s structural integrity was not compromised, according to the NYC Department of Buildings.

In a separate incident several hours later, a New York Times truck smashed into the side of the Victoria’s Secret Pink Store in SoHo, located near the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the SoHo crash or how severe the damage to the store was.

A New York Times truck smashed into the side of Victoria's Secret Pink store in SoHo this morning hours before the March 7th 2018 nor'easter hits.
A New York Times truck smashed into the side of Victoria’s Secret Pink store in SoHo this morning. PHOTO: @SarahJukes/Twitter.

Both these accidents came hours before the brunt of today’s nor’easter hits the city.

According to the National Weather Service, the storm is expected to drop between one and two inches of snow an hour throughout the afternoon, before the precipitation finally tapers off late tonight.