Legal news for Florida 18-wheeler accident attorneys. An fuel tanker flips after crashing with a minivan.
Florida Highway Patrol alerts Florida accident attorneys- A fuel spill on the Florida Turnpike resulted from an overturned gasoline tanker.
Miami, FL—An overturned gasoline tanker soaked the Florida Turnpike with fuel after the tanker crashed with a minivan. Two people reportedly suffered injuries in the crash. The two-vehicle collision happened on Monday, September 14, 2009 about 2:30 a.m., along the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Mile Marker 35 in Miami-Dade County, as reported by the Sun-Sentinel.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a fuel tanker, with a fuel capacity of 9,000 gallons, overturned after hitting a minivan on the Florida Turnpike. The impact of the crash ejected the unidentified driver of the minivan several feet from his motor vehicle. The injured driver was airlifted by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center for treatment of his serious injuries sustained in the wreck. The driver of the tanker was also transported by EMS teams to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The overturned tanker was leaking from one of its three fuel bins, which holds about 3,000 gallons of fuel. Luckily, the tanker did not catch on fire. Opa-Locka Aiport workers are reportedly are keeping a foam layer over the spill area, which will help to keep the fuel from spreading. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and the FHP responded to the scene of the two-vehicle wreck. Police officials are reportedly investigation the motor vehicle crash and fuel spill.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida 18-wheeler accident lawyers.