A semi tractor-trailer rig reportedly hauling U.S. Mail jackknifed on a busy east Tulsa highway Tuesday afternoon, creating a major traffic snag.
Police on the scene tell KRMG the driver was treated by EMSA, but was not seriously hurt.
It happened about 2:00 p.m. near the 41st Street exit.
The driver reportedly told investigators he was driving too fast for conditions, and lost control as he was entering northbound 169 from the westbound Broken Arrow Expressway.
A firefighter said the semi smashed into the center median, then jackknifed and slid over to the right side of the road.
It hit several safety barriers before coming to rest at a nearly 90-degree angle to the roadway, blocking all but the inside lane on northbound U.S. 169.
Traffic was limited to one northbound lane, and access from the westbound Broken Arrow Expressway to northbound U.S. 169 was shut down.
Police say the truck was privately-owned, but was hauling U.S. Mail.