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UPDATE: No Summons For Driver Of Tractor-Trailer That Flipped Near LBI Causeway

The truck driver was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment of a hand injury

Photo: Daniel Nee
Photo: Daniel Nee
No summons was issued for the driver of a tractor-trailer that flipped while heading toward the LBI Causeway Thursday, police said.

The decision was based on the initial incident report from the accident investigator on the scene, according to Det. Michael Nash of the Ship Bottom Police Department.

"It appears he was not speeding. Eyewitnesses said it almost look like it happened in slow motion," he said.

It was an an "unfortunate" load shift as he made the turn, said Nash, who added no summons would be issued in this incident.

The tractor trailer flipped while driving on Route 72 near the Oskar Huber furniture store in Ship Bottom.

The accident occurred near Eighth Street, Ship Bottom police said.

The truck driver was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment of a hand injury, police said.

The truck overturned in front of Oskar Huber while turning onto an access road to the outbound causeway. The sign on the cab identified the tractor as belonging to the Seminole Construction and Demolition Company.

Steve Moran contributed to this story.
Mike Mazzucca October 25, 2013 at 07:14 AM
What was he carrying that the load shifted that drastically to tip the trailer?
Jill Siegfried October 25, 2013 at 07:50 AM
Huh- I guess the inside curb was overlooked. No summons for the overload? Well at least the trash was being brought off the island unlike during the storm when it was brought on.
Mac October 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM
@Mike Mazzucca - the truck was making the first attempted delivery of the pre-programmed Ocean County November 5 election voting machines - with all the outrage over 30 years of broken promises and a one-year floorshow of unprincipled corruption exposed by Hurricane Sandy, the machines needed to be programmed much more heavier to the right than is normally required
Proud Pappa October 25, 2013 at 04:02 PM
My apologies for the speeding comment..But the fact still remains that the police are not seen anymore doing speeding enforement, i guess now that the tourist season is over its their break time...WOW... Was the NJSP truck enforcement unit called to assist>weigh the truck..loads just dont shift like that ..But i guess the owner is one of the good ole boys...so its ok..
jlbijack October 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Proud Pappa - what in the world are you proud of ? You sound like a cynical old goat - SHAME SHAME SHAME on you - I thank God that I am not like you - I'm a senior citizen at 66 years of age - GROW UP Pappa


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