Truck flipped

A work truck flipped on its side around 2:15 p.m. today at the 8300 block of Hardy Road near construction at the new bridge. The road was limited to one lane as crews at the back of the truck worked to remove its load before turning the truck back over.

A dump truck flipped on its side, resulting in the 8300 block of Hardy Road near construction at the new bridge to be limited to one lane.

The incident occurred at the Franklin County and Bedford County line around 2:15 p.m. today, and the truck was still on its side after 5 p.m. as crews worked to empty the truck load before turning it back over.

Fire department units on scene provided traffic control.

According to the Virginia State Police trooper who responded to the scene, the driver of the International dump truck got out of the vehicle himself, had minor injuries and went to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

The trooper said that the driver had a load of gravel in the bed of the truck when he raised it too high without letting any of the gravel out, causing the truck to turn over.

Responding were the Hardy Volunteer Fire Department and Virginia State Police. According to a report, SML Fireboats, Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department, Scruggs Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and medics also responded.

Gator Tow was tasked with turning the truck over and was on scene waiting for the truck load to be emptied.

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