PHOTOS: Home Depot truck rolls over in Norwich
Expect delays on Union Village Road most of the afternoon
NORWICH - A 10-wheel truck carrying wooden pallets from Home Depot rolled over the embankment beside Union Village Road shortly after noon on Tuesday and began leaking a small amount of gasoline.
Norwich volunteer firefighter Linda Cook directs traffic at the scene
Norwich's volunteer firefighters responded to the scene and quickly contained the spill.
The driver, Leonard Lurvey, 57, of New Hampshire, did not appear to be hurt but he was taken to the hospital by a Hanover Ambulance crew to be checked out.
Norwich Police Officer Anna Ingraham said Lurvey, who is a professional trucker working for a company that subcontracts for Home Depot, told her he was going about 30 miles per hour entering a curve when his front tire slipped off the pavement into the soft shoulder.
"He went a little too far and it's a really heavy truck and it just kept going," Ingraham said.
Union Village Road resident Nancy Cressman said she must have driven back to her home just as the accident was happening around the corner ahead of her but she didn't see it occur.
"I got home and went across the road to get my mail and realized the mailbox wasn't there," Cressman recalled, "Just then I saw the driver walking up the bank," with the overturned truck behind him.
Norwich Police Officer Anna Ingraham
Norwich Fire volunteer Alex Hoehn points out where a forklift attached to the truck was leaking fuel
Neighbor Nancy Cressman brought Vermont cheese and crackers out to the firefighters
Norwich Fire Chief Steve Leinoff was in charge of the emergency response
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