SHERMAN, TX — A Southern Energy tanker truck, carrying approximately 8,000 gallons of a potentially dangerous liquid of petroleum distillate, flipped onto its side in Sherman Texas.
The city of Sherman is located 62 miles north of Dallas.
The accident occurred early Tuesday morning, October 9, at about 5:30 a.m. on the Spur of F.M. 1417 between US Hwy 82 and State Hwy 56 where the truck flipped onto its side causing several businesses and homes to be evacuated.
TexDOT crews arrived on the scene and shut down the busy road for hours.
Fire Chief Jeff Jones says nothing leaked out of the truck and that it was being emptied of all the 8,000 gallons of liquid, which he says was carrying a thinned out petroleum product similar to lighter fluid, before it could be removed.
Jones says the Southern Energy truck was turning at its driveway, at a truck yard where it stops on the way from Texas to Oklahoma City, when the accident happened.
Two large tow trucks were standing by to remove the truck so that the road could be reopened.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Posted by Dallas truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP