June 23, 2018
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Tractor-trailer rollover Tuesday morning backs up traffic, spills 30 gallons of fuel in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The driver of a tractor-trailer was sent to Mid Coast Hospital early Tuesday morning after his rig rolled over on Route 1 southbound near Cook’s Corner.

Emergency crews responded just after 6:15 a.m. to a report that a Hannaford tractor-trailer had rolled in the westbound lane of Route 1, according to Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department.

The empty truck “basically tipped over, rode the guard rail and ruptured the fuel tank,” Brunswick fire Capt. Matt Barnes said.

The driver, whose name has not been released, suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, he said.

While firefighters saved about 40 gallons of fuel, some 30 gallons spilled, although Barnes said it apparently did not leak into the nearby Androscoggin River.

“We won’t know until they take the truck,” he said.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was on scene, and the Maine State Police were called to reconstruct the crash because it involved a commercial vehicle.

Traffic was reduced to one lane, and was still backed up as of 9:30 a.m., according to Barnes.

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