Truck crashes down embankment

A dump truck is stuck down an embankment along Beacon Valley Road in Beacon Falls early Friday morning. Two tow trucks were called to pull the dump truck out. –CONTRIBUTED

A dump truck is stuck down an embankment along Beacon Valley Road in Beacon Falls early Friday morning. Two tow trucks were called to pull the dump truck out. –CONTRIBUTED

BEACON FALLS — A dump truck had to be pulled from a brook along Beacon Valley Road early Friday morning.

Beacon Hose Company No.1 Fire Chief James Trzaski said the driver of a tri-axle dump truck was heading to his home on Beacon Valley Road from a job out of town at about 3:45 a.m., when it is believed he fell asleep and drove down an embankment into the brook. The accident occurred in the area of the condo complex at Beacon Hill Common, he said.

The driver was treated at the scene and released, Trzaski said. The cab of the truck, however, sustained severe damage, he said. A culvert bulk head along the road was also damaged, he said.

Two heavy-duty tow trucks were called to pull the dump truck out, Trzaski said. The truck was carrying half a load of stone, but none was spilled, he said. Trzaski added no fuel leaked from the truck into the brook. Firefighters set up booms in the brook while the truck was being towed out just in case any fuel leaked, he said.  

The road was closed for a couple hours and reopened at 6 a.m. Trzaski said.

According to the police report, the truck is owned by LAC Landscaping in Milford. Police cited the driver for failure to drive right.

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