09-20-2012
I77/Exit 42
Truck Overturned

The tractor trailer has pulled off the roadway to wait for another trucker when he pulled a little too far off the road and the trailer went into a shallow ditch.  The trailer got off balance, and slowly turned the truck on it's side.  There were no injuries other than the pride of the driver.  The truck was loaded with plastic trays and had to be unloaded before it could be righted.  The ramp was closed from about 4am until about 9am.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Shepherds Fire & Rescue, Iredell County EMS, Iredell County Sheriff's Dept., and the NC SHP.

 


Truck laying on it's side.

Small oil leak - saddle tanks were full but didn't leak.

Looking down the trailer and tire tracks.  Not much of an incline.

Looking down the ramp.

Emergency workers on the scene.

Troutman unit on the scene.

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