Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Driver Charged with Careless Driving after Tractor Trailer Overturns on Black Horse Pike

Courtesy: Hamilton Police
On April 8, 2014 at 1244 hours, Township of Hamilton Police responded to the Black Horse Pike and Leipzig Ave for a report of an overturned dump truck.

The investigation revealed a 1995 Mac Dump Truck driven by Robert Oglesby Jr., 27 of EHT, was traveling west on the Black Horse Pike at the Leipzig Ave intersection. The traffic signal was changing to red and Oglesby was unable to stop the fully loaded dump truck prior to entering the intersection. 
Oglesby swerved onto the shoulder to avoid another vehicle in the westbound lane and started to enter the intersection. A vehicle on Leipzig Ave started to move forward to cross the Black Horse Pike and Oglesby had to swerve to avoid impacting that vehicle. 

Oglesby attempted to correct the swerve but over compensated, causing the truck to roll onto the driver's side and onto the median. 
The contents of the truck, which was topsoil, was spilled onto the median and the adjacent turning lanes. The truck's fuel tank was punctured and spilled approximately 20 gallons of fuel onto the highway.

The westbound lanes of the Black Horse Pike were closed for approximately 3 hours as the truck was up righted and the roadway was cleared of the debris. Cologne and Mays Landing Fire Companies along with the Atlantic County Hazmat and NJDOT assisted at the crash scene. 
Oglesby was issued a summons for careless driving. There were no reported injuries on scene.


Michelle Wendt of SRI & ETTC said...

Well, I hope he is okay.

Anonymous said...

Not careless driving. Drivers in front of these trucks need to be aware that stopping short could cost you your life. The man saved everyone at that intersection, not even a little careless

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