Truck Plows Tree on Clinton Street Near Houston

A truck clipped a tree on Clinton Street off Houston this afternoon.

A truck carrying a large shipping container collided with a tree planted on Clinton Street between Stanton and Houston this afternoon, snapping its trunk from the sidewalk. Police were on the scene with the driver.  Apparently, the driver hit the tree while trying to avoid construction taking place on Clinton street. In these photos, the name “CRV Truck Lines Corporation,” a trucking company based in Brooklyn, is visible on the truck cab. The container is marked “‘K’ Line,” and may belong to an international shipping company of the same name. More photos from the scene after the jump…