SPRINGFIELD, MA – A rollover truck accident Saturday afternoon, June 26, shut down a section of road for several hours in Hampden County, Massachusetts. There were no serious injuries in the single vehicle incident which occurred on Page Boulevard in Springfield, MA and leaked diesel fuel and left debris strewn across the roadway. The truck accident area is in the southwest section of the state, about 90 miles west of Boston, MA and about 27 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut.
At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon a truck driver for Chet’s Wrecking was driving a semi trailer truck on Page Boulevard in Springfield, Hampden County, MA. The trailer of the truck was filled with wood, dirt, and other recyclables materials, and the business that owned the truck was also located on Page Blvd., in Springfield.
As the trailer truck moved through the 2000 block area of Page Blvd. and Pasco Road, the driver reportedly lost control of the 18 wheeler. According to police, one of the tires on the rig blew out and threw the semi off balance. The trailer tipped and rolled over landing on its right hand side, coming to a rest in a resident’s yard. When it flipped over the trailer truck lost a good deal of its cargo and also spilled an unknown amount of diesel fuel.
No other vehicles or persons were involved in the rollover truck accident.
The unidentified truck driver was able to crawl out of the cab of his truck through a windshield that had shattered during the rollover. Local emergency personnel who responded to the truck accident checked the driver out and determined that he was not seriously injured.
Springfield firefighters were also at the scene of the rollover truck accident and worked to clean up and contain the diesel fuel that had spilled from the 18 wheeler. Other crews worked to clear the cargo and debris out of the roadway.
Local police shut down a section of Page Blvd. and Pasco Road around the truck accident while the emergency workers cleared the area. The road would remain closed to traffic for more than two hours.
Investigators were also on the site to reconstruct the truck accident, and after preliminary investigation believe that the blown tire caused the truck to go out of control and overturn.
At this time no charges have been brought against the truck driver or the company and the truck accident remains under investigation.
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