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Driver walks away from wreck that spilled dirt, fuel, and even the contents of his cab, across the roadway


A truck driver was able to walk away from a wreck that ripped off his rig’s hood and left dirt and fuel smudged across a roadway in Connecticut on Monday. 

The accident happened on the morning of December 7th in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. 

Police say that the unnamed truck driver lost control of his rig coming down Blackberry Hill Road near Route 42 and tipped over. The force of the impact ripped the hood off his truck, damaged his fuel tanks, spilled the load of dirt, and even emptied the contents of his cab out onto the roadway.

The truck driver was not seriously injured, but was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, reported the Republican American.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to the scene to help clear the spilled fuel, which closed the roadway until around 11 a.m.

The wreck has since been cleared, but it is still not clear what citations, if any, the driver was issued for the incident.


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