Barnstable County

Tractor-trailer rollover injures driver, spills mulch on side of Falmouth highway

FALMOUTH, Mass. — A tractor-trailer driver was hospitalized Wednesday morning after a rollover on an on-ramp in Barnstable County.

Troopers responding to the Route 28 North on-ramp at Thomas B. Landers Road around 8:15 a.m. for a report of a rollover found a tractor-trailer on its side with a load of bark mulch spilled on the side of the road, according to the Falmouth Fire Department.

The operator of the tractor-trailer was reportedly found outside the vehicle and transported to Falmouth Hospital. The driver’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

MassDOT and Mass DEP crews responded to assist in cleaning up the wreck. Officials say there was fluid leaking from the tractor-trailer but the fluids posed no environmental threat.

The on-ramp was closed while crews removed the vehicle, affecting traffic for the morning commute.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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