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State Police: Tractor Trailer Overturned Due to Taking Turn Too Fast

Pennsylvania State Police say the cause of a  Coyne Chemical tractor trailer overturning and closing roadways down for 14 hours was speeding while taking a turn onto a Turnpike ramp from I-95. 

The accident, which caused flammable fluids to leak out on to the roadway, brought busy rush hour traffic to a standstill, and brought out first responders from throughout Lower Bucks County, occurred just after 6 p.m Friday evening. 

The tractor trailer exited I-95 southbound onto Pennsylvania Turnpike at exit 42 southbound and was “driving too fast while negotiating a left curve,” police said. The truck fell on to its right side which on impact caused hazardous materials to leak out, state police said in a release.

Approximately 12o feet of guide rail was wrecked due to the crash, according to State Police, and one light post was damaged. 

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The driver, identified as Jeffrey Coar, 37 was cited for a safe speed violation, according to a press release, and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

Lower Bucks Source contacted Coyne Chemical representatives for comment about the accident, the company is based in the Croydon section of Bristol Township, and as of 5:30 p.m our call was not returned. 

Employees of the company were warned on Monday not to speak with the local press about the accident, multiple sources told the publication. 

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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State Police: Tractor Trailer Overturned Due to Taking Turn Too Fast

Pennsylvania State Police say the cause of a  Coyne Chemical tractor trailer overturning and closing roadways down for 14 hours was speeding while taking a turn onto a Turnpike ramp from I-95. 

The accident, which caused flammable fluids to leak out on to the roadway, brought busy rush hour traffic to a standstill, and brought out first responders from throughout Lower Bucks County, occurred just after 6 p.m Friday evening. 

The tractor trailer exited I-95 southbound onto Pennsylvania Turnpike at exit 42 southbound and was “driving too fast while negotiating a left curve,” police said. The truck fell on to its right side which on impact caused hazardous materials to leak out, state police said in a release.

Approximately 12o feet of guide rail was wrecked due to the crash, according to State Police, and one light post was damaged. 

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Credit: Rhiannon Gomez

The driver, identified as Jeffrey Coar, 37 was cited for a safe speed violation, according to a press release, and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

Lower Bucks Source contacted Coyne Chemical representatives for comment about the accident, the company is based in the Croydon section of Bristol Township, and as of 5:30 p.m our call was not returned. 

Employees of the company were warned on Monday not to speak with the local press about the accident, multiple sources told the publication. 

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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