Shocking Video Shows Scrap Metal Truck Lose Load on Jack Warner Parkway
A video published on YouTube Monday shows a scrap metal truck overturning on Jack Warner Parkway, scattering its load over the street and blocking traffic for hours.
The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. on May 10. Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Traffic Captain Ray Allen initially reported the event over the air and on social media.
The truck, depicted about halfway through the one-minute video, is seen entering Jack Warner Parkway from McFarland Boulevard. The driver did not slow down enough to safely make the turn, causing the cargo container to capsize.
Fragments of metal, garbage and other debris scattered across Jack Warner Parkway, causing major delays to the busy thoroughfare. The main cabin did not overturn, and the driver was reported to have no injuries.
To watch the event unfold, check out the video below:
As of 8:45 a.m. Monday, the area of Jack Warner Parkway that intersects McFarland Boulevard is still closed. Crews are still working to clean up the spilled debris and remove the vehicle.
It's estimated that the road will not be cleared until at least 9:30 a.m.
Stay connected to The Tuscaloosa Thread for more updates on this incident as information is made available.
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