Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another Truck Overturns in Towanda, PA

A truck carries residual waste in Hickory, PA
A driver of a truck owned by Texas Transco sustained minor injuries on Tuesday when the vehicle overturned at 4:30 a.m. as he drove on Bridge Street in Towanda.  The tractor trailer was carrying water, according to the Daily Review report, and the water leaked from the vehicle when it rolled over after leaving the north side of the road.  No other vehicles were involved.  After rolling, the truck went down a slight embankment. 

Truck accidents are not uncommon in areas where gas drilling operations are on-going.  Because of this, local citizens must use extra caution when on the roads of Bradford County.  Be ready to take evasive action at all times.  These trucks are often operated by people from Texas where the terrain is very different, and the drivers may be fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  In addition, time is of the essence, which may cause the drivers to speed.  This is not to say that most drivers operate these huge vehicles improperly and unsafely.  However, being alert is essential.  I have nearly been driven off the road in this area by gas trucks.  I have a friend in Texas who has ended up in a ditch more than once.

Here is the article from the Daily Review:  LINK

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