By Beth David, Editor
A sewage truck overturned on Route 195 between Alden Road and the Adams Street overpass on Thursday, 11/9, at about 3:30 p.m., causing the sewage to spill onto the roadway in the westbound lane.
According to a press release by the Fairhaven Fire Department, the crash involved a pick-up truck and a septic tank truck owned by Flowmaster that was carrying 3,000 gallons of sewage.
Fairhaven Paramedics transported one driver to Rhode Island Hospital and a Med-flight helicopter transported the other driver to Rhode Island Hospital. Both drivers were in serious condition, and their names have not been released.
Frank Corp and Mass. DEP conducted a clean-up of the highway. Traffic in the westbound lane of Rte. 195 was diverted for several hours as the highway had to be closed to remove the vehicles and conduct clean-up of the septic waste.
Massachusetts State Police are conducting an investigation into the accident.
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