Dump truck overturns on Route 1 in Delaware

September 18, 2013 9:58:38 AM PDT
An overturned dump truck shut down the northbound lanes of Route 1 in Middletown, Delaware Wednesday morning.

It happened at 5:30 a.m. near Route 299 in Middletown.

Images from Chopper 6 HD showed the truck on its side and a load of what appeared to be sand spread on the road and in the median.

Delaware State Police say the truck driver swerved to avoid hitting a car that pulled onto the roadway from the right shoulder.

Police say 25-year-old Joshua Thompson of Smyrna, the driver of the dump truck, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the car, 75-year-old Ted Schaum of Viola, was not injured.

Schaum was cited in the crash.

Part of Route 1 was shut down following the crash. All lanes were back open by 9:30 a.m.


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