Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
An Interstate 85 wreck between two tractor-trailers Wednesday night in Salisbury caused leg injuries to one of the drivers and a fuel leak that had to be contained by the Salisbury Fire Department.
One of the trucks carried Burger King hamburgers and french fries, according to emergency dispatches from the scene.
The injured driver was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. just north of Exit 75 between Jake Alexander Boulevard and Old Concord Road in northbound lanes.
The leak of diesel fuel came from a saddle tank on a truck owned by Boyd Brothers Transportation of Clinton, Ala. A fireman said it was no more than a 150-gallon spill.
There was no runoff into a creek, as the fuel only went as far as the edge of the highway.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol requested sand from the N.C. Department of Transportation to absorb fuel in the road.
The wreck and cleanup caused traffic delays for northbound traffic.