One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

February 19, 2020

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and St. Andrews Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer overturned.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a semi-truck and trailer overturned in the roadway.

The single occupant and operator self-extricated from the vehicle prior to the arrival of first responders.

One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River operated on the scene for one hour to contain the fuel spill.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Staley


46 Responses to One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

  1. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    slow down racin threw that light….

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Sorry but the light had just turned green and we watched the whole incident and speed had nothing to do with it. Unless you were there and watch the events take place keep your negative comments to your self!!!

    • TC on February 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Sorry but unless you were there and know the facts there is no need for negative comments. There are eye witnesses for one and two the light had just turned green when the truck attempted to turn left to head north.

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Where you there? I bet not. If you were you would know he was turning and the driver isn’t stupid like you seem to be so he wouldn’t be speeding through the light that had just turned green. Since the light had just turned there is no possible way he could of went from a stop position to speeding.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 4:49 am

        You should comment one more time. We didn’t “hear” you the first two times.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 8:27 am

        Funny… as someone WHO WAS THERE it clearly looked like the driver was trying to make the left turn onto north bound 235 while the light was yellow and oncoming traffic had the green light. Made the turn too quick and too fast and the truck turned over.

        Looked like another instance of racing through the yellow light to me.

        • ._. on February 20, 2020 at 1:21 pm

          If his light was yellow, the other direction wouldnt have been green…

          • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 5:09 am

            Shhh, don’t point out the obvious things that 99% of the world knows, you’ll just upset the local wildlife who is defending his buddy who was running an orange light.

          • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 7:30 am

            I should have typed out the entire sequence in a half page post to explain it to the mouth breathers that cannot think for themselves. This is SOMD of course…

            He was speeding through a yellow light that was turning RED. The light then turned RED when he was in the intersection. He was in the intersection long enough for it to be GREEN for on-coming traffic. (about 4 seconds) If he would have stopped and NOT entered the intersection while the light was yellow, then he wouldn’t have had to speed and the truck would not have turned over!

            Hopefully that paints a clearer picture for you! If not, I will have to use crayons next time.

    • Derpy Derp on February 19, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      *through

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 9:33 am

      The perfect speed to get a vehicle on 2 wheels is 25mph. That is yhe speed they use to get their cars on 2 wheels in a competition

  2. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    No doubt that the driver was speeding. Some of these commercial drivers out here are as much of a joke as the class C drivers. Speeding on turns in those vehicles are not a good idea. Just be thankful that it wasn’t a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials. That would have been a living nightmare.

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      He was not speeding! The light had just turned green, there is no possible way he could of went from a stopped position to speeding that fast. Until you have driven one of these vehicles you have no room to talk, most accidents that involve tractor trailer are because of people like you that think they know it all and own the road.

    • dummy on February 20, 2020 at 7:42 am

      did you not read the comments above you LOL

      its one thing to be stupid, but you’re DUMB too!

    • werwe on February 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

      Eyewitnesses say otherwise shleprock

  3. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    oversize load heh heh

  4. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    NO SPEEDING was involved, the light had just turned green. Please get your facts straight before you run your mouth.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      speed /spēd/ verb
      gerund or present participle: speeding
      1. move quickly.

  5. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 6:56 am

    thats why…you should stay away from BIG trucks… there was a non moving(he pulled over) heavy stuff shifted on 2/4 Calvert few weeks back. thats part of life ! just keep distant

  6. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:04 am

    thats why…you should stay away from BIG trucks… there was a non moving(he pulled over) heavy stuff shifted on 2/4 Calvert few weeks back. thats part of life ! just keep distant there were a lot of people moving around wednesday…..most of them at that light or trying to get threw it…miles of back up ! and to think…I could have drove by Giant to Wildwood…but noooooo..I went North 235 !crap

    • Here is your 11th place trophy on February 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      You had more than one chance at making your thought coherent and you failed. But hey, its 2020, so you still get a participation trophy

  7. Sabrina M. on February 20, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I was there an seen the entire thing happen! I pulled up behind him an helped get him out of the rig he was trapped in! He was in fact not speeding we were sitting at a red light. I was sitting behind him at the light I was going to go straight to go over the bridge he went to turn left at the 235 light. When he was in the turn (slowly an wide as he was supposed to be doing) . I watched the load in the back of his rig shift while in the turn ! So I did a U turn to go help the guy! It was absolutely not the drivers fault! It was a freak accident! At the end of the day the driver is ok an that’s all that matters. Life over material things vehicles can be replaced people can not.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      You seem a bit excited there Sabrina. Relax. Take a deep breath. Things like this happen every day when people drive too fast for conditions.

      • Sabrina M. on February 21, 2020 at 7:42 am

        I don’t have time to respond to all of the key board hero comments. People have nothing better to do with there life then troll on the internet. Some of us have work to do rather then be glued to a screen. It’s all bull unless you were actually there an seen it I feel you have no right to speak on it. There all opinions and speculations not facts. Fact he was not speeding because the red light had just turned green when we were at a complete stop before proceeding. Fact big trucks can not pick up speed that fast from a dead stop. Fact the load he was carrying was in fact sealed in a metal Trailor with an open top. on all other angles the load was enclosed. Fact the load shifted in the turn (that I seen from the top half) causing it to over turn. There is no more there to the story.

        • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 10:21 am

          Yet, here you are defending your first statement. Obviously, you are trolling the internet as well. And the word is “and” not “an.” AND you “saw” it you didn’t “seen” it! Oh, and “their” life not “there.”

          • Super Troopers on February 28, 2020 at 5:49 am

            Littering an, Littering an, Littering an, Littering an Smoking the reefer!

        • Sabrina the teenage witch on February 24, 2020 at 5:39 am

          Some other people have nothing better to do than to claim their 15 minutes of fame Sabrina. No one really cares that you were there or you did a u turn to “help” him (what did you really do?). In fact you’re nothing more than a blithering idiot who is a hypocrite. You claim that you don’t have the time to comment, yet you respond. You also state that this was a freak accident, yet you acknowledge that his load shifted causing the “accident.” That is negligence my dear. Either secure the load so the weight doesn’t shift or slow down. And yes these country boys that work for AB&H like to show of their torquey diesels all the time.

      • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm

        Hi Sabrina. So… If I may, this was not a “freak accident”. It was driver error. The driver should have ensured the load he was responsible for transporting was secure. The driver failed in this case. Whomever loaded the vehicle should have loaded to the material so no shifting could occur. However, ultimately the driver should not have placed the vehicle motion with a poorly placed, unsafe load. A “freak accident” is more something in line of a meteor striking the vehicle. Since no meteor was mentioned in your super excited post, I think it’s safe to assume that didn’t occur. Carry on…

    • Good Samaritans appreciated on February 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      To be fair, the driver is responsible for their load. If it was loaded incorrectly, or not tied down correctly, etc, and that caused an accident, it would technically be his fault.

      Would you argue that it isnt his fault if the shifting load fell off the back of a flat bed and crushed another car? Of course not, you would say it was the truck drivers fault for not properly securing their load. Same thing here. Sometimes an accident is just an accident. As with this. But he isnt absolved of fault just because he wasnt speeding

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm

        Best comments! You win!

    • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Might have believed in your account if you didn’t cut and paste the exact same response on another accident story. Troll!

    • Nino G on February 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      Did you help him out with a snarl’n? Asking for a friend who wants one.

  8. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 10:50 am

    gots me thinking…if it didn’t happen here…it was going to happen at next left turn !

  9. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Speeding does NOT necessarily mean driving over the speed limit. Speeding ALSO means driving too fast for conditions. This driver was speeding as he was driving too fast for the conditions of his load. His load, his responsibility. Had he driven slower, as needed to support his load, he would NOT need to be flipped upright. End of your free lesson of the day. You’re welcome.

  10. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Probable drunk ors peeding. Truck drivers got paid cash for that but why is the bull-dozer raming it is what I dont get about this wreck.

    • You sound drunk on February 20, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      Pot, meet kettle.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      That is not a bulldozer. It is a loader. They used that loader and some chains to up right the tractor and trailer. It was something to see and wished I would of recorded how they did it.

  11. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    That is a loader not a bulldozer. They used the loader and chains to upright the truck and trailer then used the loader to clean and remove all debris from the scene. I watched the uprighting of the truck and was amazed.

    • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 5:43 am

      One more time please. Do you people really not understand how the comments section works? There is a review process and there are at least two moderators. One will allow most things to get posted and the other will come behind them and delete previously posted comments. Either way your comment doesn’t get posted right away.

  12. Sabrina M on February 21, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Well none of that happened? So we can sit here an add to the story all day an make up 1000 different “what if’s”.

    What if a space ship was parked there an he hit them when he tipped over. There wasn’t so why speculate, make opinions, or judge on things that are just unnecessary to do so. No one was hurt it was a good ending to the story. Leave it at that.

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 10:25 am

      AND…the word is AND not AN!!!

    • Anonymous on February 24, 2020 at 5:46 am

      Well Sabrina, that would be an “accident” as you claim this to be in one of your earlier posts, but “what if” the driver had secured their load or slowed down? We probably wouldn’t have exchanged comments on SMNEWSNET. It’s been a pleasure since you’re such a sweet, but small minded person. A space ship……that’s so funny yet so far fetched.

  13. Sabrina M on February 21, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Well none of that happened? So we can sit here an add to the story all day an make up 1000 different “what if’s”.

    What if a space ship was parked there an he hit them when he tipped over. There wasn’t so why speculate, make opinions, or judge on things that are just unnecessary to do so. No one was hurt it was a good ending to the story. Leave it at that.

    • Daft Punk on February 24, 2020 at 5:46 am

      One more time.

    • werwe on February 24, 2020 at 7:38 am

      You’re special

  14. Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 9:32 am

    If the negligent driver struck a parked space ship, the negligent driver would still be a negligent driver and at fault. If the negligent driver was operating at an unsafe speed Sabrina, he would be speeding.