A total of 6,000 gallons of Scotch were dumped Tuesday when a tanker truck overturned in an accident in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Fire Chief Dan Gregan of the Fords Fire Company told local media that a B-Line Trucking tanker truck clipped a telephone pole, bounced off a parked Cadillac, and then overturned.
As a result of the accident, either the spill of the diesel fuel or the 6,000 gallons of Scotch itself caught fire. In addition to the fire company, police, Hazmat workers, and the Woodbridge Office of Emergency Management coordinator responded to the scene.
Fortunately, for all concerned, the fire was put out quickly, with no harm done to the mixed residential and commercial neighborhood other than a rather powerful scent of scotch, fuel, and fire. Although the Fords firefighters responded almost instantly from their nearby station and had the fire out within moments before it could spread, township workers needed about six hours to clear the resulting mess.
The truck driver reportedly only had minor injuries. However, he was brought to Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division to make sure that he’d be OK.
The local police authorities haven’t actually confirmed the identity or brand of the booze in the tanker truck in question, but it’s widely being reported to have been about 6,000 gallons of Scotch.
If true, 6,000 must be an unlucky number for Scotch drinkers. In early March, The Inquisitr reported on a sad story where 6,000 gallons of Chivas Brothers Scotch was accidentally dumped by employees at a bottling plant in Scotland. Ouch.
Here’s a tweet from the scene of Tuesday’s smelly accident:
— LoriK (@Redheadsays) June 4, 2013
You’ll have to excuse me now while I go sniffle a bit over the spilled 6,000 gallons of Scotch.
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