Truck Plunges 20 Feet Onto Road

State Police say the driver of an Ashley Furniture truck was heading south on an overpass on Branch Avenue when he lost control, went through a barricade and plunged at least 20 feet onto Allentown Road.

By David Chang
|  Saturday, Mar 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:59 PM EDT
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Darcy Spencer reports on a scary truck accident in Prince George's County

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A driver and his passenger are recovering after a truck tumbled over a bridge and fell onto a road in Camp Springs, Prince George's County on Saturday.

State Police say the driver of an Ashley Furniture truck was heading south on an overpass on Branch Avenue when he lost control, went through a barricade and plunged at least 20 feet onto Allentown Road, leading to a fuel spill.

The driver and a passenger were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries. They are both expected to survive. No one was walking near the overpass at the time of the accident.

Allentown Road was closed for hours as Maryland State Police investigated and crews cleaned up the fuel.

A man, who called himself "Mr. Thomas," and works for the trucking company that works with Ashley Furniture spoke to NBC Washington.

"This is tragic," he said. "It's sad. But everybody's okay."

"Mr. Thomas" says he doesn't believe fatigue played a role in the crash because the driver always comes to the job early and leaves early. The Maryland State Highway Administration also inspected the bridge where the accident occurred and did not find any structural damage. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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