Tanker truck crash shuts down Bourne Rotary, Bridge
By: Samantha Lavien
The Bourne Bridge is now re-open, after shutting down for hours following a tanker truck crash.
The truck crashed in the middle of the Bourne Bridge rotary around 11 Tuesday night. It was carrying more than 11,000 gallons of gasoline.
Police say the driver, a 47-year-old man from Westport drove straight through the rotary after the bridge, crashing and tipping the truck.
“It was coming down pretty fast, it looked like he was trying to turn at the last second but there was no indication of him trying to brake,” said a witness. “I was worried about an explosion considering there’s a gas station right there, schools around. It all happened so quickly my bran was scattered.”
An estimated five thousand gallons of gas spilled onto the ground, pouring into drains and the canal.
We’re told the driver was initially trapped, but was able to free himself. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Traffic re-opened around 9:30 Wednesday morning.
(C) WLNE 2015