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50 Gallons Of Fuel Spill As Tractor-Trailer Overturns In Putnam

An overturned tractor trailer has closed at least one lane of Route 22 in Patterson.
An overturned tractor trailer has closed at least one lane of Route 22 in Patterson. Photo Credit: Google Maps

This story has been updated.

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Route 22 remains closed following a tractor-trailer crash earlier Tuesday that sent the driver to the hospital and spilled fuel in the roadway, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.

The accident occurred at 11 a.m., when a southbound truck hauling a flatbed loaded with concrete blocks went out of control and ran off the shoulder of Route 22 just south of the intersection with Havilland Hollow Road in Patterson, said Capt. William McNamara.

The truck smashed through a guardrail and overturned down an embankment. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical responders aided the injured truck driver, who complained of head and neck pain. He was transported by the Patterson Volunteer Ambulance to Danbury Hospital for evaluation, McNamara said.

A load of concrete blocks was flung from the truck and at least one of the truck fuel tanks was ruptured, spilling diesel fuel onto the ground. Officials from the New York State Department Environmental Conservation responded to the scene to coordinate a cleanup of the diesel fuel spill, which was estimated at about 125 gallons, he added.

The work of clearing the crash scene was ongoing and Route 22 remains closed to traffic at this time.

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