Drivers can’t seem to keep vehicles on the roadways

Attica Independent – March 6, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 26, 2014

Drivers couldn’t seem to keep their vehicles on the roadways in the Anthony area last week as there were injury accidents on Friday and Sunday.

Six miles west of Anthony was the site of a semi hauling a hazardous material turning over and injuring the driver from El Dorado.

Sheriff’s Deputy Scott McCann said that the west bound truck hauling Methanol rolled causing the driver to have to be extricated by the Anthony Fire Department’s Jaw of Life.

The driver had severe lacerations according to McCann.

The tanker belonging to Barton Solvents of El Dorado was leaking cargo with a special hazardous materials team coming out to overseeing pumping the fluid off to another tank truck.

According to McCann, five Strickland wreckers were used to put the semi and tank back on its wheels.

He said that the hazmat people told him that some of the top soil in the ditch would have to be replaced since it was soaked with the Methanol.

A second vehicle went off the roadway Sunday at the first curve south of Anthony on K179.

The road went west but in the snow the driver could not navigate the curve and went about 400 feet south into a field. The pickup truck owned by Superior Casing Company of Enid, Oklahoma was occupied by four persons and was pulling a trailer full of oilfield equipment.

One was taken to the Anthony Medical Center with a possible fractured leg and other fractured. The other three refused treatment.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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