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Trucker Cited in Md. Bridge Crash

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Authorities say they have charged a man with negligent driving after the truck he was operating on the Sen. Frederick C. Malkus Bridge in Cambridge lost control and crashed into a barrier, resulting in a diesel fuel spill.

Troopers said the incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. on the eastbound span of the bridge, which carries Route 50 over the Choptank River.

Police said a Freightliner driven by 50-year-old Patrick Edward Abbott of Hebron, Md., was traveling through a construction zone in which the right lane was closed and blocked off by traffic cones. The driver told troopers that traffic came to a sudden stop and when he applied his brakes, he skidded into the barrier on the right. Police said the truck's fuel tank hit the bridge and ruptured, spilling diesel fuel onto the roadway and into the water below.

Abbott refused treatment at the scene, police said. The MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement assisted in the investigation. The Maryland Department of the Environment, Cambridge Hazmat, and the Coast Guard assisted with cleanup efforts.

 

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