Tractor-Trailer Crash Spills Non-Hazardous Material onto Highway in Baltimore
A tractor-trailer crash in Baltimore spilled drums of non-hazardous water-based concrete additive onto Interstate 95 on Wednesday, Feb. 15. According to WBALTV.com, the truck was traveling the southbound lanes of I-95, approaching the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza when it flipped. The material in the 55-gallon drum it was hauling covered the elevated I-95 road surface and leaked onto I-895 below. The next morning, the Maryland Transportation Authority announced the driver of the vehicle had been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other traffic violations.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckAccidents.org, truck accidents cause 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries for every 100 million miles that trucks drive on U.S. road ways.