Dan Stamm

Big Rig Falls Off Overpass, Spills Kegs Onto I-95

Crash blocks northbound lanes in Bucks County.

A tractor-trailer crashed off an overpass and spilled its load of kegs onto Interstate 95 in Bucks County Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The wreck around 9:05 a.m. left debris including dozens of mostly empty kegs and wooden pallets on part of the northbound lanes and shoulder near Woodhaven Road (Route 63) and onto a road at the Cornwells Heights Park and Ride. It appeared the truck fell off a ramp that goes from I-95 southbound to the access road for the park and ride.

NBC10 - Brian McCrone
The crash left kegs on I-95 and appeared to damage a car. See Larger

The truck driver was helped out of the cab, county dispatchers said. Harleysville, Pennsylvania-based Oak Ridge Transport Inc. told NBC10 that the driver is in critical but stable condition.

A red sedan with front end damage also wound up backward on the highway. State police weren't sure if that car was struck by a keg, the truck or crashed as the driver tried to avoid the scene.

Major traffic delays in Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia after a tractor-trialer crashed off a ramp and spilled its load across Interstate 95.

One lane squeezed by on the inner shoulder as crews responded to the scene. The roadway was finally reopened shortly before 11 a.m. as clean-up efforts continued.

A tow truck was called in to upright the truck. Crews, some using brooms, pushed the debris off the roads. They threw some of the mess, including the kegs, into a large dumpster.

It was unclear what caused the truck to drop off the overpass. It was going to Delaware to drop off the empty kegs, Oak Ridge said.

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