A spokeswoman for the Lake Success Police Department said workers using hydraulic cutting tools freed the truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle west of Exit 33, Lakeville Road.
Police said the pinned driver rear-ended another commercial truck at about 9:54 a.m. The driver in the front truck was not injured, police said.
The accident and rescue operation closed eastbound lanes between Exit 33 and Exit 34, New Hyde Park Road, starting at 10:07 a.m., said informny.com, the state Department of Transportation website.
The situation was resolved at 11:07 a.m.