Truck Crash in Baltimore County Causes 400 Gallons to Flow into Stream

The Baltimore Sun reported on a truck accident on Monday in northern Baltimore County (Cockeysville) where a tanker carrying 2,800 gallons of heating oil careened off a road, spilling about 400 gallons of the fuel into a stream, authorities said. The truck driver was apparently making a turn on Ivy Hill Road, near Oregon Ridge Park, and lost control of his truck. He crashed through a guardrail and rolled down an embankment. The driver was flown by state police helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

Incredibly, if true, the Baltimore Sun quotes a nearby resident (who lives less than one block from the stream) who said he has seen more than 100 vehicles crash into the water or the guardrail. Maybe it is time to take another look at the safety of this intersection, don’t you think?

Hopefully, the truck driver will make a full recovery. Fortunately, Maryland Department of the Environment indicated that the oil was contained and there were no signs of a fish kill or visible damage.

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