Overturned tanker truck leaks diesel

The driver suffered minor injuries when the tanker truck overturned

May 11, 2010 9:19:17 AM PDT
An HFD HazMat team has been called to the scene of an overturned tanker truck on Houston's south side. The truck overturned at about 10:30am on the feeder road of the east Sam Houston Beltway. The rig is in the westbound feeder road lanes near Almeda Road. The tanker is carrying 6,100 gallons of Xylene, but there appears to be no leak.

The 18-wheelers fuel tanks did rupture, spilling the diesel onto the ground. The driver is being treated for pain in his shoulder from the accident.


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