18-wheeler crash in Southwest Houston causes fuel leak

Monday January 17, 2011: Hazmat crews had a busy morning in a Southwest Houston neighborhood cleaning up after an 18-wheeler wreck caused a fuel spill. ¬†According to police the truck ¬†accident happened on East Anderson Road at Milan Drive. The trucks back tire slipped into a ditch causing the entire big rig to tip over. Houston firefighters said that the liquid the 18-wheeler was transporting was non-hazardous, but they were called out because the truck’s fuel tank started leaking. Fortunately the truck driver did not suffer any injuries and the big rig was towed away by 6:00 AM. Houston’s News Channel 2 has a written report of the incident here, video footage here and pictures of the wrecked 18-wheeler here.

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