A tanker overturned on the Lublin bypass, near the town of Świdniczek. Fortunately, it was empty and only gas escaped from the installation. The police are investigating the causes of the incident, while the fire brigade is getting ready to lift the vehicle. There was a citizen of Ukraine behind the wheel. He was taken to hospital.
On Monday (6 June), at 4 a.m., the services received a notification that an LPG tanker had overturned on the Lublin bypass (between Lublin Tatary junction and Lublin Zadębie).
– The report showed that there was a smell of gas. Considerable forces were directed to the site. A chemical group was also sent – says senior captain Andrzej Szacoń from the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Lublin.
Gas only escaped from the installation
It turned out that the tanker was fortunately empty and the gas was escaping from the piping installed in the vehicle.
– Before 8 o’clock, the technical group from the Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit No. 3 was already getting ready to put up the cistern – the fireman is pointing out.
The driver was taken to the hospital
There was a citizen of Ukraine behind the wheel. He was taken to the hospital. – There was also another Ukrainian tanker driving next to it. When we arrived, she was standing nearby, says Capt. Respect.
Before 8 a.m., 12 fire training teams were working at the scene, including a chemical group and a technical group.
Drivers take detours
The bypass line towards Warsaw is blocked. The police organized tours. There are also temporary route unlocks. The inconvenience may take several hours.
– We explain the circumstances of the event. The tanker driver was sober – informs commissioner Kamil Gołębiowski from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Lublin.
The incident took place near the town of Świdniczek in the Wólka commune
Main photo source: senior brig. Maciej Błaszczyk, Capt. Radosław Goliszek / KM of the State Fire Service in Lublin