Salt Lake City, UT – Rig Jackknifes, Spill Gas on I-15, Sparks Ignite Over CauseUtah Legal News
Salt Lake City, UT (May 18, 2019) – An accident took place on Friday, May 18th blocking all lanes of traffic on Interstate 15. The time at which the accident took place has not yet been specified, save to say that it was nighttime.
Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol along with other emergency responders arrived at the scene of an accident that involved a tractor-trailer that had jackknifed and was lying on its side, leaking gallons of fuel out into the roadway on Interstate 15 near 900 South.
According to initial statements, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle which caused it to fold. Whether or not this was caused by another vehicle, the weather or what exactly went wrong is a topic that is still under police investigation.
The driver was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical treatment of his injuries. There has been no word on his current condition.
As for the 70 gallons of fuel that poured out over the roadway, Hazmat crews were sent in to clean everything up and make sure there was no threat to public safety.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to anyone who was injured during this accident.
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