Milk truck rollover sends driver to hospital

By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 02, 2018
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Lineman inspects downed power line in Prospect Feb. 2 after this tanker truck rolled over on Route 1A and took down a utility pole, causing a lengthy road closure. Roughly 30,000 gallons of milk had to be pumped from the truck before it could be towed.

Prospect — Traffic on Route 1A in Prospect had to be diverted for several hours Friday when a milk truck heading north lost control, crossed the center line and flipped on its side, knocking down a power line along the way.

At approximately 1 p.m., a tanker truck driven by Randall Goneau, 35, carrying 30,000 gallons of milk, left the road and overturned. Police did not specify a reason why the truck lost control but noted no drugs or alcohol were found in the cab.

The driver of the truck was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with a non-life-threatening head injury. No other vehicles were involved in this crash.

Police said most of the milk was contained. A small leak was found on the tanker and an agent from the Department of Environmental Protection inspected the site for contamination because of its proximity to Penobscot River.

The milk could not be salvaged and was ultimately pumped out of the tanker before it was righted.

Traffic was re-routed for several hours in Prospect Feb. 2 after a milk truck rolled over on Route 1A. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
The driver of this milk truck, which rolled over on Route 1A Feb. 2, was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with a non-life-threatening head injury. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Bradley Williams | Feb 02, 2018 18:43

He was mooooooo-ving too fast for conditions! :)



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