Tanker Truck Rolls Over, Spills 2,000 Gallons of Fuel in Ohio

A tanker truck hauling thousands of gallons of fuel was involved in a rollover accident near Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, closing Interstate 680 and spilling 2,000 gallons into a storm sewer. According to WYTV.com, the tanker truck rolled over while making the sharp curve that connects I-680 to 711. According to the report, the connector ramp has been the scene of serious accidents in the past. The driver of the tanker was treated for unknown injuries at a nearby hospital.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInjuries.com, about 27 percent of drivers of large trucks involved in a fatal truck accident had at least one prior speeding conviction. By contrast, 19 percent of drivers of passenger cars involved in a fatal crash committed previous speeding infractions.

 (Photo credit: WYTV.com) 

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