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Cement Mixer Involved in Traffic Accident Near Springfield and Morris Avenues

Cement truck operator is trapped inside the vehicle.

Update: 10:20 a.m. 

Here is the account written by Patch reader and Summit resident, Kara Richardson Whitely.

A concrete truck rolled onto a vehicle Monday morning, blocking the intersection of Morris and Springfield Avenues for more than an hour. The crash occured at approximately 8:48 a.m. when the concrete truck driver was attempting to turn right onto Springfield Avenue.

The truck's wheels jumped the curb and it tumbled on top of a silver sports utility vehicle. The woman driving the SUV, who was not identified, jumped out of her vehicle and was shaking in the roadway. The concrete truck driver was trapped for more than an hour, according to witness reports.

"I was thinking, 'Wow, that concrete truck is going too fast for a concrete truck. Then, the crash happened inches away from me,'" said Kara Richardson Whitely, a Summit resident, who was in the right lane of Springfield Avenue as the crash occurred in the left lane. Whitely was one of several people who called 911. Soon the intersection was flooded with emergency vehicles from Summit and surrounding towns.



Original story:

An accident involving a cement truck and another vehicle occured earlier this morning around Morris and Springfield avenues according to police reports.

Summit resident Kara Whitely witnessed the accident: "I was in the right lane as this happened in the left corner of Morris and Springfield," she said in an email. She said the accident occured around 8:49 a.m. "Guy was stuck in concrete truck...Woman in silver vehicle jumped out," she wrote.

Reports say rescue workers are still trying to free the cement truck driver as of 9:34 a.m.

Stay tuned for updates in this story.

Barbara Schillin-Birkitt March 12, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I was in the car in front of the Silver Volvo. The cement truck turned past me and flipped. The sound was deafening and the flip was fast. Did the truck driver survive? He was going way too fast!
Shezza March 14, 2012 at 04:45 PM
The pictures are taken far away and shadowy. Whoever took the pics should get a zoom lens.


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