Sterling HeightsJuly 3, 2012
Road closed for hours after semi-truck collision
By Cortney Casey
C & G Staff Writer
Mound was shut down for several hours July 2 after a semi-truck accident left debris strewn across the roadway and a cargo trailer on a residential lawn.
According to Lt. Luke Riley of the Sterling Heights Police Department, the incident occurred when a semi-truck with a cargo trailer attempted to pass a slower moving gravel train on northbound Mound, near 14 Mile, at around 11:15 a.m.
There was a vehicle in the way, said Riley, and the semi with the cargo trailer ended up sideswiping the gravel train, crossing the median and southbound Mound before coming to rest near a house.
“The one with the cargo trailer was carrying bins of nuts and bolts, which broke up, spread all over the street,” he said. “It ended up in the front yard of a house over there.”
No one was injured — though the driver of the semi with the cargo trailer was very shaken up — and no other vehicles were involved, said Riley.
Mound was shut down in both directions between 14 Mile and Sterling Drive North into the evening to facilitate the cleanup, including retrieval of the nuts and bolts and transport of the damaged cargo trailer, he said.
“It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Riley, “but it was kind of a mess for awhile.”
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