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Overturned Truck Releases Small Chemical Spill On Bunker Hill Road

Part of Bunker Hill Road was closed for four hours June 15 after several gallons of lawn pesticides were spilled during a single-auto accident.

According to police, FTPD received a 9-1-1 call at about 1:51 p.m., reporting that a utility truck had overturned on the road.

Responding officers found a 2005 Isuzu JW4 on its side, with the chemicals on the road, according to a press release about the incident.

The truck’s driver, Kevin Lobur, 24, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, told police that he had drifted to the right to avoid an oncoming car, then his passenger-side tires left the road, causing the truck to turn over.

Police said that between three and five gallons of about 200 gallons of the chemicals on the truck spilled onto the ground, but did not reach the storm drains. The remaining chemicals were safely loaded onto another truck, police said.

First responders from Elizabeth Avenue Haz-Mat, Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, Franklin Park Fire Department, Griggstown Fire Department, Little Rocky Hill Fire Department, Somerset County Haz-Mat, and South Brunswick EMS helped at the scene, according to the release.

Bunker Hill Road was closed between Route 27 and Golf View Drive for about four hours, police said.

No charges have been filed as of yet, police said.

 

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