Milk tanker rolls in Alexander

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to Wednesday’s accident on Chaddock Road in Alexander.

ALEXANDER — A truck driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when his milk tanker rolled over on Chaddock Road.

The tractor-trailer was hauling about 60,000 pounds of milk, said Director Tim Yaeger of Genesee County Emergency Management. It rolled over into a ditched and sustained what appeared to be extensive damage.

Rescue crews worked for more than an hour to free the driver, who was described as conscious and alert. He was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center.

Milk truck rollover near 11181 Chadock Rd. in Alexander on Wednesday June 9, 2021. Driver was trapped for almost an hour and a half. Mercy flight was at the scene but victim was transported via Mercy EMS ambulance to ECMC.

Crews were still working to remove the tractor-trailer from the ditch as of Wednesday afternoon. A second tractor-trailer had arrived in order to remove the damaged vehicle’s milk, to lighten the load and make the recovery process easier.

Some oil and other material from the damaged vehicle had leaked.

Firefighters from Alexander, Bethany, Batavia, Attica and Darien responded, along with Mercy Ambulance and the Genesee County Spill Response Team. State police and county sheriff’s deputies are also at the scene.

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