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Trucker in need of bathroom break overturns while hauling acid 


A semi truck hauling acid overturned in Arizona recently when the driver tried to pull over for a bathroom break. 

The accident happened at 3:26 a.m. on July 31st, but documents regarding the incident were not released by the Graham County Sheriff’s office until Wednesday, August 10th. 

According to the EA Courier, the truck was hauling acid eastbound in the area of Norton Road and Reay Lane at about 30 mph when he pulled over onto the dirt shoulder to take a bathroom break before pulling up to the Safford mine. 

Trucker Jordan Shemwell told police that the shoulder was muddy as he pulled over, causing the truck to slide to the south and overturn into a cotton field. The truck landed passenger side down, and Shemwell was uninjured. 

The truck is owned by Barney Trucking, who called another truck so that the load of acid could be transferred before the rig was righted. Barney Trucking has not responded to requests for comment. No further information has been released.


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