GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A dump truck collided with a semi truck hauling liquefied petroleum gas-propane traveling east on FM 517 on Friday, Oct. 26 in Galveston County, Texas forcing the closure of a section of the FM 517 for more than two hours.
The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m when the driver of a Baygas Inc. propane truck, heading east on FM 517, attempted to make a left turn near Afton Road when an eastbound Loredo Trucking dump truck, which officials said was behind the LPG truck, attempted to pass just as the driver of the Baygas truck tried to turn left.
According to David Popoff, the county’s emergency management coordinator, the dump truck slammed into the LPG truck, spinning it so that it was facing west before it rolled over. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.
Initially, emergency responders thought the Baygas truck was leaking, but the propane truck never leaked, officials said.
A mile section of FM 517 was closed between Algoa-Friendswood Road and Merry Way. The roadway was closed for more than two hours as crews worked to upright the overturned truck.
Members of the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and Santa Fe Fire and Rescue responded to the scene along with Dickinson police and Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Posted by Galveston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP