Fuel Truck Rollover

Public safety crews work Thursday at the scene of an oil tanker rollover on Route 28A in Cataumet.

A section of Route 28A in Cataumet had to be shut down following an oil tanker rollover and diesel fuel spill. The spill dumped several hundred gallons of fuel into the ground.

Two people riding in the truck were sent to the hospital as a result of the crash.

The spill happened on Route 28A near Long Pond Way, at approximately 10:45 AM on Thursday, October 10.

A state hazardous materials team was called to the scene, along with MassDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection. Bourne police, fire and natural resources departments also responded.

The incident involved a car that collided with a truck belonging to P.S. Ideal Fuel, based in West Falmouth.

Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joseph J. Carrara Jr. said the truck was carrying 700 gallons of diesel fuel. After recovering the fuel that remained in the truck after the crash, it was determined that 340 gallons had leaked into the ground, he said.

Route 28A was shut down for several hours while cleanup efforts were underway.

Two people were transported from the scene, Dep. Chief Carrara said. They were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, he said.

Bourne Police Lieutenant Jonathan R. MacDougall said the crash happened when the truck rolled over after being cut off by the car.

Lt. MacDougall said that the driver of the car will eventually be cited for the crash.

Dep. Chief Carrara said that Bourne Conservation Agent Samuel O. Haines and representatives from the Bourne Water District also went to the scene.

The water district has some wells in the vicinity of the crash and wanted a status update from DEP, Dep. Chief Carrara said.

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