A driver and his passenger are recovering after a truck tumbled over a bridge and fell onto a road in Camp Springs, Prince George's County on Saturday.
State Police say the driver of an Ashley Furniture truck was heading south on an overpass on Branch Avenue when he lost control, went through a barricade and plunged at least 20 feet onto Allentown Road, leading to a fuel spill.
The driver and a passenger were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries. They are both expected to survive. No one was walking near the overpass at the time of the accident.
Allentown Road was closed for hours as Maryland State Police investigated and crews cleaned up the fuel.
A man, who called himself "Mr. Thomas," and works for the trucking company that works with Ashley Furniture spoke to NBC Washington.
"This is tragic," he said. "It's sad. But everybody's okay."
"Mr. Thomas" says he doesn't believe fatigue played a role in the crash because the driver always comes to the job early and leaves early. The Maryland State Highway Administration also inspected the bridge where the accident occurred and did not find any structural damage. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
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By DAVE SKRETTA
OF Ben Revere (right oblique strain) will join the Nationals in Chicago on Thursday and be evaluated before being activated. He played nine innings in centerfield for Triple-A Syracuse in his fifth rehab game on Tuesday.
BALTIMORE – While J.J. Hardy is out, expect Manny Machado to play one position, either shortstop or third base, but not both.
“I don’t want to go back and forth with Manny. I want him to concentrate on shortstop until J.J. gets back potentially. That’s one way to look at it,” Showalter said.
“Or you play third and don’t think about shortstop anymore. I think that’s the conclusion we came to talking to him is that I don’t want to start going back and forth even though he’s played a lot of shortstop in the shift and played a lot in his career. It’s a different preparation. You need to have respect for the player’s preparation to play a position on a given night.”
Showalter knows that Machado or Chris Davis would willingly switch positions, and they have, but he doesn’t want to weaken one spot to strengthen another.
“No one asks a player’s opinion, what his thoughts are in a perfect world if you’re not going to be swayed by what they think,” Showalter said.
For now, Showalter is fine with who he has in the infield, but that’s as long as there’s not an injury.
“We’re one tweak of something away from having to make a move. We can get through that game,” Showalter said. “You can rectify it overnight.”
NOTES: Norfolk INF Trey Mancini was named the Orioles’ Minor League Player of the Month for April. Delmarva LHP Garrett Cleavinger is the Pitcher of the Month.