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Tractor-Trailer spills corn oil on I-70

By Alpert Schreyer on November 29, 2016

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of 1-70 were closed after a tractor-trailer spilled several hundred gallons of corn oil in the road last Monday morning the 21st, according to a staff report by the Frederick News-Post.

The crash

The crash happened a little after 6:30 Monday morning November 21st near the exit for Old National Pike, police said. The driver of the tanker truck carrying the oil was in the eastbound lane.

The man driving the truck, whom police have not identified, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

A bystander, Paul Wisner, who lives in the nearby community of Braddock Heights said that after the crash the driver of the tractor-trailer was conscious and alert, but a little disoriented.

“He was laying on the driver’s side and it pinned him in the truck,” the bystander said, according to the Frederick News-Post. “I said, ‘You need to sit still; you don’t know if you have a punctured rib or anything like that,’ I said, ‘You need to wait for the ambulance to get here,’ and he just sort of waved his hand like he understood.”

Police did not divulge at the time exactly how the accident happened as of Monday night. But Wisner said he saw the cars in front of him, including the tractor-trailer, start to swerve, and the accident ensued.

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Hearing of an accident like this may strike one as unusual, or as something that could only happen to someone else, but car accidents are common, and often people are hurt as a result of someone’s negligence.

Some accidents cannot be prevented, but some can. From personal injury to wrongful death, if you or someone you know has been injured or otherwise hurt by an accident that you believe was the result of someone else’s negligence, there is no time to waste. In case of injury, always seek medical attention first. Then it is time to take action by contacting the experienced Maryland personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Tell us your story, give us the facts and we will represent you and fight for the rightful compensation you deserve.

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