GILFORD — A septage truck, driven westbound on Rte. 11 in heavy rain, yesterday crossed into the eastbound lane on the bend near the Belknap Point Motel then overturned in the ditch at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Lieutenant James Leach said that driver of the truck escaped without serious injury. He said that the mishap remains under investigation, adding that the driver of the truck said that he hydroplaned on the highway awash with water as he rounded the curve. Leach said that excessive speed does not appear to have contributed to the accident.
Leach said that while some lubricants pilled from the truck, there was no leakage of the septage it was hauling.
CAPTION: In driving rain, Gilford police, together with an and engine and ambulance from the Gilford Fire Department responded when a septage truck left the Rte. 11 and flipped into a ditch near the Belknap Point Motel yesterday morning. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch) -
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