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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.

A propane truck carrying LPG gas flipped over after crashing with a semi truck on Farm to Market 517 between Dickinson, TX and Alvin, TX on October 26, 2012. Photo credit KHOU.com

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.

Map showing location of a semi truck crash with a propane truck on Farm to Market 517 at Afton Rd between Dickinson, TX and Alvin, TX on October 26, 2012.

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.

KHOU.com reports:

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

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