Accident Involving a Semi Dump Truck
(HURRICANE, Utah) - On Thursday September 5, 2013 at approximately 5:35 PM, Officers were dispatched to a report of a Semi Truck (Dump Truck) with a dump trailer that had gone over the edge of an embankment in the area of 390 E 920 N. Officer’s arrived and conducted an investigation. They found that this Dump Truck was in the area across from where it went off the road dumping a load of landscaping material. The driver had just finished dumping the load and stated he set the park brake. He then went to the back of the truck to make sure the load was completely empty. While at the back of the truck he slammed the tail gate and the truck started rolling forward. The truck continued over the sidewalk and off the roadway and down a 40 foot embankment. The truck rolled onto its side and came to rest at the end of the embankment. The driver was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident and no injuries were reported. Officers are conducting further investigation to determine what caused the truck to roll away.
Hurricane Fire and Rescue responded to assist with any possible fluid spills and/or fire risks.
Heavy equipment will have to be brought in to remove the Semi and trailer from that area.