Tractor trailer slides into embankment, loses load of bricks - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Tractor trailer slides into embankment, loses load of bricks

Date: October 23, 2012
Tractor trailer slides into embankment

   On Oct. 15, at about 8:30 p.m., Middletown Police were dispatched to northbound U.S. 301, near Frogtown Crossing, in reference to a personal injury accident involving an overturned tractor trailer. The investigation revealed that the operator, Irvin Milton, 76, of Warrington, N.C., attempted to pull onto the shoulder of the road and misjudged, thereby sliding down an embankment into a ditch causing the tractor trailer to turn on its side, losing its load of bricks (about 30,000 pounds).

   The operator was not in possession of a properly filled out log book or medical card. He was also charged with inattentive driving and no proof of insurance. The operator refused medical treatment on scene. The bricks had to be removed before the tractor trailer could be towed from the scene.