March 27, 2023

Big hauler collides with Long Island building, causing immense burst


A big hauler conveying 9,200 gallons (34,825 liters) of gas toppled, collided with an empty structure and burst into flares on Long Island early Wednesday, closing down traffic for a really long time and spilling fuel into the sewer framework, specialists said.

Whenever I came here, there was fire all over, the roads, the big hauler, the two structures, and when I peered down Sunrise Highway, there was fire emerging from seven or eight sewer vent covers, James Avondet, fire boss for the town of Rockville Center, said after the 1 a.m. crash.

The transporter’s was harmed in the accident, and three of the 150 firemen who reacted were likewise treated for wounds, authorities said at a news gathering later Wednesday.

The big hauler collided with an empty La-Z-Boy display area at North Center Avenue and Sunrise Highway, around 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of New York City.

There were around 9,200 gallons on the fuel big hauler when it flipped and burst into flames, Nassau County Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said. The driver had the option to self-remove and he was shipped to a neighborhood clinic.

Uttaro said fuel got into the sewer framework and into neighborhood brooks, where it was being contained with blasts. So there’s no danger to the climate right now, he said. There’s no danger to any of the residents or any homes.

Kathy Hochul said a few state offices including the divisions of ecological preservation and transportation along with the state police were additionally aiding the reaction to the blast and fuel spill.

Hochul said the branch of ecological preservation was utilizing a robot to evaluate likely natural effects on the area.

Avondet said specialists got a call around 1:10 a.m. Upon appearance I saw a big hauler truck that was its ally, he said.

In a video presented on Twitter, thick dark smoke was seen surging from the Rockville Center structure that the truck collided with, which was completely inundated on fire, while firemen attempted to put out the burst.