|Crash on Rt. 724 in Union Twp. involving an oil tanker.|
On arriving at the scene, debris was scattered across the roadway and an oil truck was laying in a ditch by the side of the road. The front end of the car involved was smashed and the fire crew was moving the driver to a waiting ambulance.
The oil tank was leaking and firemen from Birdsboro and Monarch Fire Companies used absorbent materials to contain and soak up the fuel to prevent it from reaching a tributary of the Schuylkill River. The man driving the car heading west drifted across the center lane. The oil deliveryman tried to swerve to the right but they still collided. The tanker truck rolled over three times. The driver of the tanker was injured and taken to the hospital. They both survived the serious crash.
|CMERT called in by Pottstown Police.|
Arriving at the scene I could see another overturned oil delivery truck. It's an amazing coincidence on the roll overs that are happening that the crash was another tanker. This one takes the count of roll overs in the last several weeks to eight. The New Hanover and Sassamansville Fire Departments were containing leaking fuel. Both drivers suffered only minor injuries.
|Two vehicle crash in New Hanover Twp. involving an oil tanker.|
Tuesday, Brandie Kessler and I were out again as police were conducting warrant sweeps rounding up summary offenders with unpaid fines and individuals with criminal warrants.
The next thing we hear is another roll over crash involving a four wheel drive vehicle on Shoemaker Rd. in Pottstown. The driver was able to get out unhurt. They hooked it to the wrecker and towed it away. That takes the count to nine.