PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

June 3, 2014

Dump truck flips, spills gravel on Texas 82


The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — A portion of Texas 82 on Pleasure Island was closed on Tuesday afternoon after an accident in which a dump truck flipped and spread a load of gravel.

Port Arthur Police Sgt. Terry Chance said the incident occurred around 1:58 p.m. June 3.

A driver traveling southbound on Texas 82 and was slowing down to take a left turn onto a portion of the South Levee Road when a dump truck, traveling behind her, did not stop in time and took evasive action. The dump truck driver attempted to swerve around the vehicle, sideswiped the car then overturned.

Both parties suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the dump truck will be cited for failure to control speed and the driver of the other vehicle will be cited for no drivers license.