Route 93 in Sugarloaf Township in eastern Pennsylvania was closed after a truck hauling about 2,400 gallons of propane was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 5. According to standardspeaker.com, the driver of the truck reportedly had dropped a beverage on the floor near the gas pedal, and lost control of the vehicle as he reached to retrieve the drink. He was taken to a nearby medical facility with unspecified head injuries. Fire crews were planning to burn off gas leaking as a result of the accident. The road was scheduled to be closed through the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 6, the report stated.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.