UPDATE: Truck Rollover Closes North End of Pepper Street

A truck carrying garbage this morning rolled over.

Update: 1:45 p.m.

Police said the accident occured at 3:25 a.m. and involved a truck from Phil's Transport LLC out of Trumbull. Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel attended to the 31-year-old male driver, who was uninjured, according to police.

An officer told Patch that the truck was going too fast on a curb on Pepper Street when it rolled over, spilling gasoline and trash.

Stepney volunteer firefighters and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection personnel were called in for the clean up effort, according to police.

The State Police Truck Squad was also called to the scene to inspect the truck for potential violations.


Initial Report

At 10:50 a.m. orange cones closed off access to Pepper Street from the northern portion of Route 25 and a police cruiser with its strobe lights on also deterred traffic coming from the Tollgate Plaza shopping center nearby. A truck carrying garbage had rolled over in an accident earlier Friday morning.

Trash is all over the street by a driveway of one business and workers are currently cleaning up the mess.

This story will be updated as more information is gathered.

KikiMoon July 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Not surprising. I drive on Pepper St everyday, and trucks are constantly speeding and taking that corner too fast. There are trucks that come out of the new construction (not sure what the number is, but there's a long driveway down) that barely stop to make the right on to Pepper St. They've almost hit me numerous times.
jim laguardia July 13, 2012 at 05:26 PM
you beat me too it i am not even sure that the stop sign is slowed down for sometimes (not sure if it is a legal stop sign that the m.p.d. can enforce but they would make a mint if they fined the truck drivers for not obeying it).... and then they speed up the road like there is a race on.
get real July 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Where is a tractor trailer full of trash going to on Pepper Street in the first place? Is there a dumpster rental or garbage facility that has cropped up in that area??? Maybe the Town needs to look into this a little more closely.
KikiMoon July 13, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Get Real, it might just have been en route somewhere. Or maybe picking up trash from some of the industrial businesses over there.
KikiMoon July 13, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Jim, I have noticed in the last few weeks that the dangerous truck driving has really picked up. I'm not sure what that business is that's down that long drive, but twice this week I've come close to being smashed by huge, heavy construction trucks whipping out of that drive.
John M Morelli July 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM
ummm, its a truck that was loaded the night before heading to bport, the turn is engineered all wrong, backwards pitched compound curve
John M Morelli July 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I have driven that curve daily and it is a very bad curve even in a lightly loaded dump truck, and please be mindful of how many hundreds of times I have been cut off by cars on that same strectch
Truck Driver July 14, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Everybody loves to complain about truck drivers this truck drivers that. Then when they need something delivered to there house it's a major rush. Trucks usually are not going as fast as you think they just appear that way because they are loud and big. How many cars a day blow stop signs and almost cause accidents. I'm sure you see plenty of them everyday you just don't remember them because it's not a big truck. And 99% of the time it's the truck that crashes because he was just cut off by a jerk trying to get in front of him in a car. Truck drivers are professional drivers who are trained for what they do yes accidents do happen sometimes like this but it is usually a car that causes the whole problem.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something