Vehicle occupant hospitalized, Stokes Ferry Road closed due to traffic accident

Published 8:57 am Monday, January 30, 2023

SALISBURY — The 2000 block of Stokes Ferry Road at Laura Springs Drive down to Jake Alexander Boulevard was closed after a garbage truck overturned Monday morning.

The accident occurred around 8 a.m.

While trash from the truck was scattered around the scene, a more pressing concern emerged after the truck began leaking fuel, which required a hazmat team be called out in case containment was needed.

One occupant in the truck was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The road remained closed for about an hour, until crews were able to clear it and resume normal traffic.