A supply truck carrying hundreds of gallons of gasoline collided with an SUV and burst into flames Wednesday morning in Maine, officers mentioned. Each drivers had been injured within the crash and brought to the hospital.
Maine State Police mentioned the crash occurred on the intersection of Routes 27 and 135 outdoors Belgrade, Maine, about 10 miles northwest of Augusta. State troopers on the scene informed CBS affiliate WGME-TV the SUV didn’t yield when crossing Route 27 and was hit by the gasoline truck.
The truck caught hearth, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air that could possibly be seen for miles. State police mentioned the truck was carrying 9,500 gallons of gasoline on the time of the crash.
Officers informed WGME that each drivers had been injured within the crash however managed to keep away from being burned. State police mentioned each drivers had been taken to a hospital in Augusta. The extent of their accidents was not instantly identified.
The crash shut down Route 27 for a number of hours whereas firefighters allowed the gasoline to burn itself out. The flames subsided by early Wednesday afternoon.
The state Division of Environmental Safety was among the many businesses that responded to the crash. Officers had been monitoring close by wells and streams for gasoline runoff, WGME experiences. Division officers mentioned the smoke may irritate these with preexisting medical circumstances over the subsequent a number of hours.