Jack-Knifed Tractor Trailer Causes Fuel Spill

Manchester Township Police Car (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

MANCHESTER – Manchester Police responded to a jack-knifed tractor trailer during the morning commute this past Monday, October 16.

The accident happened on Pasadena Road around 8:40 a.m. after the driver, 52-year-old David Bustos-Barreto of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, lost control of his 1999 Volvo tractor trailer while navigating a curve in the road. He then struck a metal road marker, severing a fuel hose. Bustos-Barreto was uninjured, and was able to move the tractor trailer onto the shoulder of the roadway before police arrived.

Pasadena Road was partially closed and traffic was led through a detour while emergency workers, including Berkeley Hazmat, cleaned up the fuel spill.

Whiting Volunteer Fire Company and the Ocean County Road Department also assisted at the scene. The crash is being investigated by Cpl. Douglas Higgins of the Manchester Police Department’s Patrol Bureau.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.