Two 18-wheelers run off I-12 in Denham Springs


POSTED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 9:04am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:53am

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (NBC33) Two crashes in less than three hours at the same spot on I-12 near the Amite River Bridge.

Authorities say the first truck, a fuel tanker, hit the railing and ran off the road. It was carrying thousands of gallons of gas.

Haz-mat crews cleared the scene and the rail was repaired just in time for another 18-wheeler to come barreling through.

The second big rig was also carrying some hazardous paint and gases when it ran off I-12 and crashed into a ditch.

The Denham Springs Police Department and State Police Hazmat crews were back on scene again to deal with the mess.

DOTD  had to close the right line of I-12 eastbound to repair the guard rail again.

Authorities tell us this is the seventh overturned truck in this area in just six weeks.

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Two trucks crashed on the same spot? Wow. How did the trucks hit that spot in the first place? Did the trucks lose control or the area is really prone to accident?

hazardous materials need to handle very carefully. and accident spot need to clean as soon as possible. Used car online

I think the accident spot is the center of doubt over the successive events in that place. The cleaning should be done carefully because of hazardous materials. Used cars for sale

carrying some hazardous paint?

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