A tractor trailer carrying empty nitrous oxide containers overturned around 9 p.m. Wednesday while making the sharp curve on the on-ramp to US-81 southbound. The female driver suffered minor injuries, while her husband, who was in the back of the cab, was taken via McAdoo Ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale. The Texas couple was transporting the empty containers for Air Products to an unmentioned location. Hometown's Air Product's Emergency Response Team (ERT) also responded to scene. Police and firefighters had to close both lanes of the on-off ramp for some time, (on-ramp for three hours), while towing company crews utilized three of their trucks to flip the truck back onto its wheels. A dog, which was also in the truck, was not injured. The truck sustained major damage. Officials also reported that the same transport company flipped another tractor trailer around the same time last year. The Tamaqua Salvation Army provided and offered further assistance to the couple. Responding were Kline Township, McAdoo and Rush Township Police, McAdoo Fire Company and McAdoo Ambulance.
Passenger injured during tractor trailer rollover in Kline Township
Thursday, September 13, 2012