One Injured After Oil Tanker Truck Overturns in Mechanicsville

November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at approximately 7:55 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Mechanicsville Road in Chaptico, for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned semi-truck carrying hazardous materials with the driver trapped.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ridgell Oil Heating Air & Oil Tanker truck off the roadway and overturned in an embankment, with the occupant out of the vehicle.

Firefighters are currently on the scene working to contain, and stop the tank of the truck from leaking.

The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Use caution in the area of Mechanicsville Road and Budds Creek Road, units will be on the scene for an extended period of time.


17 Responses to One Injured After Oil Tanker Truck Overturns in Mechanicsville

  1. Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Wow! Usually it’s a Burch truck.

    • Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 11:37 am

      There have been just as many SMO trucks as Burch. Just glad the driver wasn’t hurt worse or killed.

    • NoFuel4You on November 26, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Right! The driver probably started his career at Burch!

      • Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 1:19 pm

        Actually he didn’t! But where his career started is irrelevant! Accidents happen, not all get posted online either! So take your negative BS towards one company or another and shove it where the sun don’t shine!

      • Mo on November 26, 2019 at 3:43 pm

        NOT FUNNY!!

        • SmoMan on November 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

          Not right side up either……

      • D. Johnson - Safety/Security Dir. BOC on November 27, 2019 at 8:44 am

        Just because you have an issue with Burch, does not mean you should knock their drivers or employees. I have been in the trucking business for over 40 years and can tell you, as well as any truck driver can tell you that this could happen to anyone. We all hope it won’t but sometimes the liquids slosh around in the tank and it happens. Or, it was a cold morning and there could have been ice. Or the road could have been just wet and slippery. Or maybe deer ran across the road. If you are a trucker making these comments about a company then you should be ashamed. If you never drove a truck then shut up. I can tell you for a fact that Burch hires a safety/security professional because they care about the safety of their employees/customers and general public. The other companies don’t.

        • Anonymous on November 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

          You’re kidding right? Their safety security “pro” is a complete idiot! He couldn’t pour water from a boot, if the directions were on the heel! Haha!

        • Chibbs on November 27, 2019 at 10:22 pm

          D Johnson? Isn’t that being redundant? How about STFU?

        • LarryTheCableGuy on November 29, 2019 at 8:50 am

          Professional??? Now that’s funny right there!

    • Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      This wasn’t good ole Eddy Quade driving was it? Wouldn’t expect this from him.

  2. Anonymous on November 26, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    No he did not start his career with Burch. Where his career started is irrelevant! Accidents happen all the time, not all are posted on these sites. Not sure where your going with your comment but kindly take your opinion and shove it where the sun don’t shine! Thankful all involved are ok!

    • GriffinRules on November 27, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      Wow! You Burch people are touchy. I would suggest focusing all your angst towards your more competent competitors. Remember: Don’t drive angry!

    • WheresMyDelivery on November 27, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Ouch! Somebody done struck a nerve! Now go get some kitty litter and clean that mess up.

  3. Pam442 on November 27, 2019 at 6:21 am

    It’ll buff out!

    • RoadWarrior on November 27, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Just rub some oil on it…..

  4. PelletStove4Me on November 29, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I sure hope that Burch isn’t collaborating with Amazon now. If so, nobody will be getting their fuel oil or package deliveries!