State police say a dump truck driver headed north on Interstate 93 lost control of his truck, smashing through a guard rail before landing in Dorchester Bay.
The driver self-extricated and was taken to the hospital by Boston EMS. Right now our concern is the leaking fuel,” Boston Fire Department District Chief Eric Pettaway said.
Fire officials were initially concerned about 50 gallons of diesel fuel that had spilled into the bay near the Dorchester Yacht Club, but the eventually were able to contain the spill and determine that it wasn’t fuel.
“It appears to be things like brake fluid, transmission fluid and things like that. The diesel tank is intact,” Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.
Still, the dirt and gravel that the truck was carrying was dumped into the bay.
After seven hours, crews were able to get the 15-ton truck onto its wheels and back onto the road surface.
It does not appear that there was any medical issue with the driver that caused the crash; an investigation is currently underway.
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