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Tractor Trailer overturned on Ridge Road

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On Tuesday March 22, 2011 at approximately 2:00pm Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a one vehicle accident involving an overturned 18 wheeler in the 3200 Block of Ridge Road.
Upon deputies arrival they discovered a Saia 18 wheeler tractor trailer carrying food items had overturned on the left side of the roadway. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, and later released.
The initial investigation suggests that the vehicle was traveling west on Ridge Road and went off the roadway right of center lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle then overcorrected, crossed center line and left roadway left of center and overturned in a field.
The accident is still under investigation, and no citations have been issued so for.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Infrormation Officer
Lafayette Sheriff's Office