Traffic Flowing After Semi-Truck Accident Cleared From I-96

BRIGHTON (WWJ)  – Traffic is flowing again along eastbound 96 near Brighton — after a rollover accident backed up traffic for hours.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports that early Friday afternoon a semi-truck pulling two haulers went  flying off the road and into a ditch on I-96 at Pleasant Valley near Brighton – blocking traffic for hours, and spilling fuel in a nearby pond.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the accident but is expected to be okay.

“In the condition and the shape of everything I think he should go play the lotto,” said Robert Hopp a contractor in charge of towing.

Now that fire crews have a boom around the fuel spill they will work through the week to absorb the fuel out of the water.


For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBSDetroit Traffic Page. (For information on road work this weekend, click here.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen