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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 10:10 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 10:10 AM
DAYTON, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency was called Tuesday morning after a large dump truck was struck by a train, creating a fuel spill.
The dump truck from Evans Landscaping was backing up across the railroad tracks on Stoney Hollow Road when it was struck by the train on its passenger side around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports. The dump truck leaked diesel fuel as it was was pushed about two hundred yards.
Rocks on the side of the railroad tracks helped to keep the fuel away from a nearby stream, according to officials at the scene.
The dump truck driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries, but not life-threatening, according to officials.
Dist. Chief James Rose with the Dayton Fire Department said, "All things considered this had a positive outcome. You see that a truck, a large truck, the way it is twisted and pushed down the tracks like a piece of tinfoil. No match for a locomotive."