Patio furniture on I-76 in Akron causes semi truck to flip over, closing highway

Patio furniture on I-76 in Akron causes semi truck to flip over, closing highway
Source: Ohio Department of Transportation

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - First responders were on scene after a semi-truck flipped over on I-76 eastbound in Akron.

Akron Police Department Lt. Rick Edwards said a patio table fell off a vehicle and blocked the entire right lane a half mile before Innovation Way.

The flatbed semi-trailer swerved to avoid hitting the table, but crashed into the concrete median wall and flipped over at about 5:35 p.m., according to Lt. Edwards.

Patio furniture on I-76 in Akron causes semi truck to flip over, closing highway

Lt. Edwards said the driver was stuck in the truck before first responders were able to get him out.

He appeared to only suffer minor injuries and was bleeding from the face, according to Lt. Edwards.

According to Lt. Edwards, there were a couple other vehicles involved in the crash.

The occupants of those other vehicles appeared to have suffered minor injuries as well, Lt. Edwards said.

Lt. Edwards said hazmat crews were on scene to clean up the fuel that spilled from the semi.

Source: Ohio Department of Transportation
Source: Ohio Department of Transportation
Source: Ohio Department of Transportation)
Source: Ohio Department of Transportation)

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