Cops, Courts and Fire

UPDATED: Driver Taken To Hospital After Fuel Truck Overturns & Leaks

As a result of the incident, the fuel truck began leaking, according to police.

Credit: Lingohocken Fire Company

UPDATED: 9:23 p.m., Thursday:

It took 10 hours for Windy Bush Road (Route 232) to reopen in Upper Makefield Township after a fuel truck crashed Thursday.

The Lingohocken Fire Company said crews from several fire companies spent the day offloading 2,000 gallons of gasoline from the truck that went off the road and crashed in the 2800 block of Windy Bush Road just past 8 a.m.

The driver was hurt and rushed to St. Mary Medical Center by Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services for treatment, according to Upper Makefield Township police.

Due to the fact a fuel truck had crashed, the full Bucks County Special Operations Hazmat Team was activated and responded to the scene with special trucks, equipment, and firefighting foam. The Penndel Fire Company’s foam unit was also called to the scene.

Due to the risk, the Lingohocken Fire Company was assisted by the nearby Upper Makefield and Midway fire companies. The Bucks County Fire Marshal’s Office and Newtown Township police were also on the scene.

The Trevose Fire Company sent their canteen truck to take care of emergency responders while they worked the hours-long call.

The Lingohocken Fire Company thanked the crews that responded and also the Northampton Township Fire Department, Newtown Fire Rescue, and Warwick Township Fire Company who covered and helped respond to a call in the Lingohocken coverage area while crews were detailed to the crash.

Original Story:

A fuel truck crashed and began leaking in Upper Makefield Township Thursday morning.

Township police, fire, and medic crews responded just past 8 a.m. to a report of an overturned fuel truck in the 2800 block of Windy Bush Road (Route 232.)

Upon arrival, officers found that the driver had been ejected and was seriously hurt.

Credit: Upper Makefield police

The driver was transported to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township for treatment, police said.

“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the driver and his family as we hope they make a full recovery,” police said.

As a result of the incident, the fuel truck began leaking, according to police.

Windy Bush Road between Round Hill and Pine Lane are expected to be closed for most of the day, police said mid-morning.

The department advised motorists to plan accordingly and will update the public when the road is reopened.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

Crash investigators will be conducting a reconstruction of the crash at the scene.

About the author