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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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CROIERG TRAILERS
LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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August 2013

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING

The next meeting of the CROIERG Committee will be held on Thursday August 15th 2013 at the Ronnoco Building 64 Rossi Street Yass NSW

Member’s having any business they wish to have placed on the meeting agenda please contact the CROIERG Secretary

Email: eejoconn@bigpond.net.au Phone: 0428 627 77

Postal: CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

BULK TANKER EMERGENCY INCIDENT RESPONDER CARDS

For information on the Bulk Tanker Emergency Incident Responder Cards, which are supported by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC) and administered by the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPA) go to the link below:


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From September2012, suitably qualified people have been able to apply for a Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card. Read more..

THE INLAND PETROLEUM P/L (Dubbo) NSW AB-TRIPLE COMBINATION

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Further to our CROIERG July Web News Report on the innovative AB-Triple Combination placed into service by CROIERG Member Paul McCallum of Inland Petroleum  Pty Ltd of Dubbo NSW we received several queries on how this new equipment was configured


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Unit at Cobar NSW

Paul McCallum has very kindly provided us with the product configuration of his very maneuverable combination vehicle

Total capacity at SFL 103,710 litres

Diesel load at SFL 88,150 litres

See the table below: -

INLAND PETROLEUM PTY LTD DUBBO NSW AB TRIPLE COMPARTMENT CONFIGURATION

Compartment Arm No.

Product

SFL Comp

Required Quantity

Loaded Quantity

Actual Density at Load Time

Front Trailer Y88364

1

Diesel

7950

7,950

0.840

2

Diesel

7950

5,100

0.840

3

Diesel

7950

2,200

0.840

4

Diesel

7950

7,950

0.840

5

Diesel

8000

8,000

0.840

Front Trailer Y88365

1

Diesel

9440

9,200

0.840

2

Diesel

7400

6,100

0.840

3

Diesel

7440

7,440

0.840

Rear Trailer Y88366

4

Diesel

7950

7,950

0.840

5

Diesel

7920

7,920

0.840

6

Diesel

7920

2,500

0.840

7

Diesel

7920

7,920

0.840

8

Diesel

7920

7,920

0.840

 


 


 


TOTALS

88,150

 


CROIERG MAGAZINE ARTICLE

In March 2013 the first class national publication Trailer Magazine published an article on CROIERG titled "CROIERG –THE TANK WATCHERS"

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Responders Training Course in action

This article placed special emphasis on our Training Courses held at the TISC Training Complex in Canberra.

The article can be viewed by going to the Left Hand Menu (Public Area) of this website

TRAINING COURSES 2013

MANAGERS COURSE

(3 Day Course)

August 20th to 22nd 2013

MANAGERS COURSE

(3 Day Course)

September 17th to 19th 2013

MANAGER’S & RESPONDER’S

Combined Course

(5-Day Course)

September 9th to 13th 2013

FULLY BOOKED

RESPONDER (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted on September 9th to 13th at the TISC Training Complex on the Sutton Road, Canberra ACT.

Please note that this course is Fully Booked

This Training Course is being held in conjunction with a 3-day Managers Course and is the first course to be held under the new 5-day format

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Fire Pumper at exercise

EXTRA CROIERG TRAINING COURSES (Managers) SCHEDULED BY TISC

The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) has scheduled two (2) additional training courses for August and September.

Both are Managers Courses (3-Day) with a special emphasis on Transport Emergency Response Plans (TERP’s) and will be held at the TISC Sutton Road Training Complex, Canberra.

The dates are:

  • August 20th to 22nd
  • September 17th to 19th

There is room for additional nominees for both courses

For bookings the contact details are:

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

(02) 6297 7187

Email TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

The TISC Training Complex is located at

441 Sutton Road. Majura ACT

  • MANAGERS COURSE: Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  • RESPONDERS COURSE: "Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

Managers Course

$1,800

Responders Course

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)

$3,300 + $88 for Responder Card

FOR THE INFORMATION OF CROIERG MEMBERS: A WEBINAR WILL BE HELD IN THE USA ON AUGUST 8TH TO DISCUSS ROAD TANKER ROLLOVERS

Officials consider cargo tank rollovers to be the number one hazardous materials trucking issue.

Media reports highlight four to five rollovers a day.

Driver related factors play a role in three-quarters of all cargo tank truck rollovers.

Our expert panellists will review some of the latest surveys, studies, and government reports highlighting specific rollover issues. They will discuss what managers can do to address this issue across the tank truck sector. Topics include:

  • The driver role in tanker rollovers,
  • Which types of vehicles are having the most rollovers,
  • Locations across the United States where the risk of a tank truck rollover is highest,
  • Rollover-related driver training strategies and programs,
  • An update on government and industry efforts to combat rollovers.

What is a WEBINAR?

Web conferencing refers to a service that allows conferencing events to be shared with remote locations. These are sometimes referred to as webinars or, for interactive conferences, online workshops. In general, the service is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections.

The service allows real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers.

It offers information of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or short presentations from any computer

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE DAY (VTA Freight Week)

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Session coordinated by the National Bulk Tanker Association (Rob Perkins CEO)

Thursday September 5th 2013

Melbourne Park Function Centre

 

 

PROGRAM

07.30am

Registration, early bird breakfast and coffee in the exhibition

08.30am

Welcome address

Justin Keast, Chairman, NBTA
Stuart Ellis AM, CEO, AFAC

08.45am

The year in review - Incidents and outcomes

Grant Stillman, OAMPS Insurance

09.15am

Tanker Inspections - The lessons so far

Alex Buckle, Senior Project Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

09.45am

Fitness for duty - Are we up to the task?

Doreen Linehan, Work Options

10.15am

Morning tea in exhibition

 


11.00am

Prevention is better than cure - What can be done?

  • Technologies
  • Training
  • Regulations
  • Dr Peter Hart, CEO, Hartwood
  • Haydn Bowbyes, MD, IVCS Australasia
  • Tony Miller, National Milk Transport Manager, Fonterra
  • Les Bruzsa, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

12.30pm

Lunch in exhibition, including guided tours of selected exhibitors

01.30pm

The case for ESC and roll stability technology Response to the NSW’s Coroner’s findings

Col Rannard, Chemicals Regulation Unit, EPA NSW

02.00pm

Training outcomes:

  • Lessons from the first two years of emergency response training

     

  • In cab assessments
  • Roll over prevention training

Bob Waldron, CEO, TISC
Russell Greenland, TSS, VicRoads

02.45pm

Lessons into practice: The year ahead - Less talk, more action

  • Gavin Freeman, Chief Officer Tasmanian Fire Service, Chairman Hazmat Committee, AFAC
  • Rob McNeil, Assistant Commissioner, Fire and Rescue, NSW
  • Chris Watt, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, MFB

Closing remarks

Closing remarks

Justin Keast, Chairman, NBTA
Stuart Ellis AM, CEO, AFAC

For more information and bookings

CROIERG EMERGENCY RESPONSE CHART

FIRST CLASS EMERGENCY REFERENCE MATERIAL

The ER Chart is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner this chart is a first class emergency response operational tool!

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Priced at $54.78 each on Corflute including GST and Postage

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  • CORFLUTE is made from weather resistant plastic to ensure your sign can withstand the elements
  • ALUPANEL is a premium quality composite panel featuring two 0.30mm Aluminium sheets, sandwiching a Polyethylene core

Contact: The CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

Ph Mobile 0428 627 777 Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

To order the Emergency Response Chart go to the link below, complete the Order Form and return to the CROIERG Secretary

ONE KILLED, DOZENS MISSING AFTER TRAIN DERAILS AND EXPLODES IN CANADA

Note: This is a very early report and the death toll ended up over 40 people. Ed

July 6, 2013 Quebec Canada

Aerial photo of train fire

Aerial photo of train fire

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Train derailment in Canada

A train carrying crude oil has derailed and exploded in the middle of a small Canadian town in the province of Quebec, leaving at least one person dead. The blast sent a fireball and black smoke into the air and destroyed dozens of buildings in Lac-Megantic, 250 kilometres east of Montreal.

Up to 1,000 people were forced to evacuate after the explosion, and police say around 60 people are missing.

Officials say four tanker cars blew up after the train, which had 73 cars filled with petroleum products, came off the rails shortly after 1.00am (local time). Residents said they had heard five or six large blasts.

Around 20 fire engines and firefighters from across the border in the US helped to tackle the blaze.

Police in Lac-Megantic, a lakeside town of about 6,000 people, says dozens of people have been reported missing. "I can say absolutely nothing about victims," police spokesman Michel Brunet said.

"We've been told about people who are not answering their phones, but you have to understand that there are people who are out of town and on holiday."

Fire officials say around 30 buildings in the town centre were destroyed, some by the initial blast and others by the subsequent fire.

"When you see the centre of your town almost destroyed, you'll understand that we're asking ourselves how we are going to get through this event," a tearful town Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche told a televised news briefing.

Police say some cars spilled their oil contents into the river that runs through the town.

"We're working on the assumption that all the cars were pressurised and could explode, that's why progress is slow and tough," local fire chief Denis Lauzon said.

The rail line is operated by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, which owns some 820 kilometres of track in Maine and Vermont in the United States and in Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada.

Source abc.net.au/news/2013-07-07/train-derails-and-explodes-in-canada/4804052

View a video or view a Canadian Report.

 

HUGE FIRE ENGULFS KAZAKH CITY AFTER PETROL TANKER CRASH (Kazakhstan)

June 27, 2013 Almaty Kazakhstan

Burnt out building after tanker fire

Burnt out building after tanker fire

A huge fire erupted in Kazakhstan's biggest city of Almaty on Thursday when a petrol tanker burst into flames after crashing on a busy residential street, killing the driver and setting fire to eight other vehicles.Tanker fire in Almaty Kazakhstan

The Almaty municipality said in a statement that dozens of people were evacuated from a neighbouring apartment block as the flames and black smoke spread high into the sky.

"The petrol tanker overturned and exploded, leaking petrol. Eight vehicles caught fire. The flames reached the ninth floor of the residential block," it said in a statement.

"The driver was killed on the spot, there are no other victims."

The spectacular plume of black smoke was easily visible throughout Almaty as rescue services battled to put out the fire and onlookers flocked to take pictures on their mobile phones.

Almaty, in the extreme south east close to the border with China, was capital of Kazakhstan until 1998 when the capital was moved to Astana which is more in the centre of the country.

Source ndtv.com/article/world/huge-fire-engulfs-kazakh-city-after-petrol-tanker-crash-385128

MOUNT AIRY MAN KILLED IN COLLISION (Maryland)

June 26, 2013 Maryland USA Car and Tanker

A 20-year-old Mount Airy man was killed Tuesday after his car collided with a fuel tanker on Fingerboard Road.

Kurt Steven Neubauer was traveling east on Md. 80/Fingerboard Road, driving a 2004 Mazda 6, when he attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle. While passing the vehicle, his car struck a fuel truck heading west on Md. 80, according to Maryland State Police.

The driver of the fuel truck, identified as George Six, of Westminster, was treated at the scene and released.

Source fredericknewspost.com/news

4 DIE AS BUS, TANKER COLLIDE (India)

June 13, 2013

Bus and tanker collision

Bus and tanker collision

Four persons, including three passengers and the driver of a tanker lorry, were killed on the spot and ten others injured when a bus and the tanker lorry collided at Elambalur village near here on Wednesday.

The incident happened when the air-conditioned bus coming from Chennai to Tiruchi went out of control and hit the Ulundrpet-bound tanker carrying diesel.

Source thehindu.com/news/national

OIL TANKER BLAZE KILLS 31 PEOPLE IN UGANDA'S CAPITAL KAMPALA (Uganda)

June 30, 2013 Kampala, UGANDA

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A motorcycle burns after the Kampala tanker fire

Ugandan police inspect a wrecked car

Ugandan police inspect a wrecked car

At least 31 people have died in a blaze that engulfed an oil tanker after it was hit by another vehicle in a suburb of the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Andrew Kaweesa inspected the scene of the accident that took place in Namungona on Saturday night (local time).

"We can confirm 31 dead and over 10 others seriously injured in the inferno," he said. "Most of the victims were scooping fuel from the tanker after it was hit by a car and fuel spilled out.

"People rushed there to take the fuel and in the process fire broke out, engulfing the whole area and trapping them."

Bodies and motorbikes - some with the petrol tank still on fire - littered the scene of the fire.

Police said many of the victims appeared to have headed to the scene on motorbike taxis, a common form of transport in Kampala.

The accident was the worst of its kind in Uganda since December 2001, when 90 people perished in similar circumstances in the east of the country, police said.

Source abc.net.au/news/2013-07-01/oil-tanker-blaze-kills-31-in-uganda-capital/4790522

AND HERE IS ANOTHER INCIDENT IN UGANDA

RESIDENTS AGAIN RISK LIVES, DAYS AFTER DEADLY UGANDA TANKER FIRE (Uganda)

July 10, 2013 Kampala Uganda

Tanker on its side and large crowd

Tanker on its side and large crowd

Police in the Ugandan town of Mbale had to disperse people who were hoping to siphon fuel from a crashed tanker Tuesday; just days after another fuel tanker accident killed at least 41 people.

The tanker overturned along the Mbale-Kampala highway a kilometre before the town, forcing police to intervene immediately after locals started gathering around it.

Two people were killed in the accident after the tanker crashed them. It was heading towards Kampala when the driver veered off the road, knocking a motorcyclist and his passenger, killing them instantly.

The driver of the tanker fled the scene. The 9am accident occurred less than 10 meters from a fuel station.

This latest accident comes just nine days after a fire at the scene of a fuel tanker accident in Kampala's Namungoona area killed at least 41 people. Ten other people are still being treated at Mulago Hospital for severe burns.

However, despite the proximity of the overturned fuel tanker to a fuel station, a crowd rushed to the scene to siphon what they thought would be flowing fuel.

The tanker was however empty but this did not stop police from rushing to the scene to disperse the crowd. Officers deployed heavily at the scene blocking the Mbale-Kampala Highway for more than two hours as they removed the body of the two victims and the wreckage.

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GUNMEN KILL 14 TRUCK DRIVERS IN IRAQ AS SECTARIAN VIOLENCE SURGES (Iraq)

July 25, 2013 Baghdad, Iraq

Militants killed 14 Shiite truck drivers after checking their identity papers at a makeshift roadblock on the main route leading north from Baghdad on Wednesday.

Police said the killings took place near Sulaiman Pek, 160 kilometres north of Baghdad, following clashes inside the town between militants and the police and army.

"All the victims were Shiite tanker drivers who were coming from Baghdad to Kirkuk," Talib Mohammed, the town's mayor, said.

"Militants blocked their way near Sulaiman Pek, checked their IDs and executed them by shooting them in the heads and chest."

Source abc.net.au/news/2013-07-25/gunmen-kill-14-truck-drivers-in-iraq/4842782

GASOLINE TANKER OVERTURNS IN BRISTOW, SPILLS THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF FUEL (Texas)

July 12, 2013 Bristow Texas USA Tanker recovery in Bristow

Braemar Village Plaza in Bristow was evacuated Thursday night and foam trucks called in from Fairfax and Dulles International Airport after a tanker carrying gas overturned in front of the shopping center.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Sudley Manor Drive at the entrance to the shopping center. The tanker was leaking and was believed to be carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, though fuel leaked from only one of its several tanks.

Police said Sudley Manor Drive would remain closed from Linton Hall Road and Dunbarton Drive until the situation is under control.

Fire officials discussed evacuating nearby neighborhoods, but had not done so by early Friday. Fire officials did, however, did get permission from county school officials to open Marsteller Middle School as an evacuation shelter if needed.

Though not used as a shelter, the school was opened to serve as medical command post for any area residents exposed to gas fumes.

Firefighters spread foam to determine where the leaking gas was going. Some may have entered Broad Run, and fire officials asked for the gates to be closed at the Lake Manassas dam to prevent tainted water from Broad Run to flow into the lake.

Source insidenova.com/news/local/bristow

ADAK FUEL COMPANY FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR BIG 2010 DIESEL SPILL IN ALEUTIANS (Alaska)

July 11, 2013

The state of Alaska is pursuing criminal charges against an Aleutian Island fuel company over a 2010 diesel spill.

According to court records 184,000 litre of diesel fuel #2, which is used by ships and burned in power generation, spilled when Adak Petroleum workers overfilled an underground storage tank on Adak, a small island near the end of the Aleutian chain, 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Only 20,000 litres were recovered. The rest washed into nearby Sweeper Cove and Helmet Creek, a local salmon spawning ground.

The state has filed 10 criminal charges – all Class A misdemeanours, against Adak Petroleum and Michael Baker, who supervised the facility.

Adak Petroleum could face up to $200,000 in fines for each count. As an individual, Baker faces up to a year in jail and as much as $10,000 for each count.

A civil case filed in U.S. District Court was settled when Adak Petroleum agreed to clean up old metal drums and barrels, and take down gates straddling Helmet Creek – left there by the U.S. Army decades ago -- to help salmon migrate up its waters, according to Jennifer Currie, an attorney for the state. Criminal charges are uncommon, but not unheard of, for oil or fuel spills in Alaska.

The state claims Adak Petroleum did not have an approved "contingency plan" in place at the time of the spill. All fuel storage companies are required to have one in place – detailing procedures for filling tanks, and how to respond to spills and leaks.

An investigation into the spill by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, found the valves on a containment system were rusted open, allowing oil to flow freely into the Adak boat harbor and Helmet Creek. It also showed Adak Petroleum did not have people watching for a possible spill, as is required under their permit.

Source alaskadispatch.com

ASPHALT SPILLS IN FAIRVIEW CANYON (Utah)

July 11, 2013 Fairview Canyon Utah USA

Tanker wreck on mountain side

Tanker wreck on mountain side

A semi pulling two tanker trailers containing 8,900 gallons of emulsified asphalt was traveling down Fairview Canyon, SR-31, at 6:23 p.m., July 1, when apparently the brakes over-heated, causing the semi to increase in speed.

According to a Utah Highway Patrol report, as the driver, Curtis Hunt, Ogden, approached a sharp right-hand curve at mile post 4, he was apparently driving too fast to negotiate the curve and left the road.

The semi and both tankers overturned and the majority of the asphalt spilled down the mountainside. Hazmat crews worked to keep the asphalt from reaching a stream. Hunt was flown by helicopter for medical treatment.

Source heraldextra.com/sanpete-county/news/asphalt-spills-in-fairview-canyon/article_fa748499-a11b-51f6-85b7-071e4fd8f7fb.html

BIG RIG CRASH, FUEL SPILL CLOSES HIGHWAY 33 (California)

July 12, 2013 Los Banos California USA

Tanker after hitting tree

Tanker after hitting tree

Authorities have closed down Highway 33 south of Los Banos for a big rig collision and fuel spill.

Preliminary California Highway Patrol reports indicate the accident occurred at 1:26 p.m. Jet fuel is leaking onto the road.

The bid rig, hauling fuel used for crop-dusters, went off the road and into a tree.

Authorities have ruled it a hazardous materials spill and have crews working to contain it. In the meantime, the road is closed for a quarter-mile in each direction; the closure is estimated to last four to six hours.

Source mercedsunstar.com

OVERTURNED TANKER SPILLS OIL ON ROAD (United Arab Emirates)

July 24, 2013 AJMAN United Arab Emirates

An oil tanker at Al Zawra overturned at a roundabout in Ajman yesterday which resulted in a four-hour traffic block at the site and other side roads in Ajman.

Major Saif Abdallah Al Falasi, head of the patrolling and traffic department of Ajman Police said that the driver of the tanker sustained moderate injuries and that the main cause of the accident was speeding.

"The driver was driving recklessly at high speed while approaching the roundabout, leading him to lose control over the steering wheel, overturning and thereby causing the loaded oil to leak onto the road."

Police patrols and ambulances rushed to the site of the accident, while the driver was taken for treatment for his injuries to Khalifa hospital. Police patrols tried to bring the flow of traffic back to normal, guiding motorists towards alternative routes till the tanker was lifted by a crane and the road was cleaned of the spilled oil.

Major Al Falasi urged motorists to decrease their speed when at a distance of a few metres from entering a roundabout in order to ensure their safety and the safety of road users.

Source gulftoday.ae/portal

Bloodied driver found a mile from wreck (California)

July 25, 2013 Palomar Mountain California USA

Palomar Mountain tanker wreck

Palomar Mountain tanker wreck

A tanker truck hauling water toppled over on East Grade Road on Palomar Mountain Wednesday morning, forcing authorities to shut down the street for about three hours.

The injured driver was found wandering about a mile from the crash and taken to a hospital.

The wreck was reported about 6:40 a.m. about six miles from state Route 76, said George Lucia of the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.

The truck had overturned on a downhill bend and crashed into an outcropping of rocks, he said.

The driver, initially reported to have been trapped in the wreckage, was not in the truck. But crews found a significant amount of blood.

A second crew headed to the crash site spotted the injured driver.

Source connectmidmissouri.com/news

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