This is not something you're expecting to see during your commute home. Officials say a wrong-way driver crashed on the New York State Thruway Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the crash caused delays that lasted around an hour.

Wrong-way drivers on major New York highways, such as I-87 have been an issue in the past, with either alcohol or human error often being the culprit.

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The New York State Thruway ranked only behind the Taconic State Parkway as New York's deadliest road, according to Ahearne Law PLLC. According to their figures, the deadliest part of the road is from Ramapo, in Rockland County, to Albany.

Elderly Wrong-Way Driver Goes Over Bridge Off Thruway 

WNYT reports that an elderly man was traveling north on the southbound side of the Thruway when he drove over a bridge Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the vehicle ended up landing on its roof on an overpass, backing up traffic for over an hour.

Police say the crash happened at Exit 22 in Selkirk. WNYT updated that investigators believe the 84-year-old New Hampshire man had suffered a medical emergency when the crash occurred.

13 Upstate New York Roadside Oddities You Must Not Miss

We use the term "oddity" loosely here. But these 13 places really, really must be seen by all road warriors passing through Upstate New York. Famous men, graves, businesses, churches, monuments, and more all make a journey around our region so interesting. Keep your eye out for these 13 gems!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

Is New York State the Best Place For a Road Trip?

New York State has hundreds of miles of unique scenery, with plenty of forests, mountains, and state parks to visit here in the coming months. But is it really the best state for a road trip? The experts have weighed in, and this is what they found.

Where Did New York Rank? 

The website WalletHub has compared all 50 states, using three key dimensions: 1) Costs, 2) Safety, and 3) Activities.

When all those factors were taken into consideration, it looks like New York did quite well. While a category such as safety may make some living here not believe these findings, New York state ranked #1 overall when it came to the best states for a road trip.

Some metrics of safety that were ranked include; quality of roads, low car thefts per 1,000 residents, and traffic-related fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Stop! Don't Miss These 11 Upstate New York Roadside Sites!

As a travel guide writer, I am especially tuned-in to the many (countless) interesting roadside sites in our area that are fascinating and historic. I compiled a list of 100 of the best in my book Upstate Uncovered (Syracuse University Press). I will start periodically posting some of the best. Don't miss these!

From the grave of one of America's most beloved artists, to the world's largest pancake griddle, to New York's own Mount Rushmore, and to the oldest stage and theatre in the country, these Upstate New York sites are all worthy of a few minutes of your time.

And why did Clara Barton set up her very first Red Cross chapter in little Dansville, N.Y> anyway??

History is around every corner in our beautiful Upstate New York!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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