Fire quickly suppressed when tractor-trailer hits gas pump

By Sarah E. Reynolds | Jun 10, 2014
Courtesy of: Rockland Police Department A gas pump lies on its side after being knocked over by a tractor-trailer the night of Friday, June 6. The accident caused very little damage, according to Rockland Police.

Rockland — A tractor-trailer pulled into the Circle K gas station at 136 Camden St. around 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, and side-swiped a gas pump, knocking it over, said Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher.

The fire that resulted from the pump's being knocked over was quickly put out by the station's fire suppression system, Boucher said.

One of the tires and a mudflap on the trailer were damaged. “There wasn't much damage at all,” said Boucher. He added that no one was injured and no charges had been filed as of Monday, June 9.

Boucher did not have access to the accident report, which he said had not been completed yet, so he did not have details about the driver of the tractor-trailer or other agencies that responded to the scene.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Jun 10, 2014 13:55

It would seem so with all the modern technology we would have read about this on Saturday not 4 days after.

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