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Tractor-trailer overturns off I-295 in Florence Township

October 2, 2013 9:19:38 AM PDT
A tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle on Interstate-295 in Florence Township, New Jersey Wednesday morning, forcing the rig off the highway and onto its side.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-295, sending the tractor-trailer and a silver Honda Accord off the roadway.

The Honda was forced into a wooded area just off the road. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, but stopped just short of the trees.

The operators of both vehicles suffered minor injuries and taken to a nearby hospital.

Officials say the truck suffered a ruptured fuel tank in the crash and was leaking some diesel fuel.

After unloading the truck's cargo and up-righting the vehicle, crews were able to work on cleaning up the fuel leak.

The roadway was completely reopen by 7:15 a.m.


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