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Cement Truck Overturns on S. Joyce Street

by ARLnow.com — December 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm 2,372 19 Comments

Update at 3:05 p.m. — The scene has been cleared and the road has reopened, according to scanner traffic.

Earlier: All lanes of S. Joyce Street are blocked between Columbia Pike and Army Navy Drive due to an overturned cement truck.

The incident happened just before 1:00 p.m. The truck somehow rolled over onto its side near the intersection of Joyce and Columbia Pike. The driver was unable to get out of the truck and was assisted by firefighters, according to Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Gregg Karl. No word yet on whether the driver was injured.

A hazmat crew has been called to the scene to clean up fuel leaking from the truck, Karl said. It’s unclear when Joyce Street will be able to reopen.

  • Primero

    They cited speed as the main factor – the driver was
    on the way to a mixer downtown.

    • malaka

      I’d like to see some concrete facts to back up that accusation

      • Buckingham Beauty

        And you won’t believe the spin they could put on the story without concrete facts.

        • CourthouseChris

          You can bet their legal team is working on a rock hard defense right now.

          • Tina

            This will hopefully pave the way for new truck safety measures…

          • CourthouseChris

            If only – I’m sure the lobbyists will steamroll any new regulations.

  • YTK

    That’s one way to repave the streets here.

  • TCE

    If it hardens, can we use the Mythbuster’s way of removing it…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mhlKiF8LX0

  • novasteve

    AUTOMATIC

  • Hikin’ the pike

    Quick, get some trolly tracks and install them before anyone notices.

    • Steve Fox

      ftw.

      • YTK

        haha

  • drax

    It must have been a teenage girl driving while texting.

  • DCBuff

    MD plates.

    • fedworker

      Obviously or a former DC cab driver

  • nom de guerre

    Moonlighting Diplomat.

  • cyclist

    It has to be a bike’s fault, somehow.

  • CW

    Do I really have to say…pics or it didn’t happen?

  • fedworker

    A flipped cement truck. That’s a first.

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