Fuel truck overturns on highway

Baltimore & Region

October 03, 2005|By JOHN FRITZE

A tanker hauling 8,200 gallons of gasoline overturned on a Route 2 exit ramp north of Annapolis yesterday, seriously injuring the driver, spilling fuel on the road and backing up traffic near U.S. 50, authorities said.

The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. on the ramp from southbound Route 2 to eastbound U.S. 50, said Lt. Russ Davies of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. State environmental workers were called to clean up 2,400 gallons of spilled fuel, he said.

Ramps connecting Route 450 and Route 2 to U.S. 50 were closed, but were expected to be reopened today.

Officials did not name the driver, who was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

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