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Driver transported to hospital after dump truck accident in Archer

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle accident with fire on State Road 45 in Archer at 12:56 p.m. today. Engine 82 and Tanker 82 arrived on scene to find a dump truck that struck a tree.

Engine 82 extinguished a small fire in the engine compartment and also mitigated a diesel fuel leak from the fuel tank. Additional units that responded were Engine 81, Rescue 81, and District Chief 8 from Alachua County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue’s Hazardous Material Team, who were canceled en route after the fuel leak was stopped. 

The Alachua County Office of Environmental Protection also responded to assess the environmental impact of the fuel spill. 

The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Alachua County Fire Rescue would like to remind drivers to move over for stopped emergency vehicles operating at emergency incidents. 

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