Scotch 6,000 Gallons Catches Fire: How Did The Alcohol Tanker Truck Overturn In New Jersey? [REPORT]

By Staff Reporter on June 6, 2013 11:44 AM EDT

glass of scotch
6,000 gallons of scotch were ignited in a tanker truck fire accident. 6,000 gallons can mean hundreds of thousands of glasses of scotch. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A tanker truck carrying 6,000 gallons of scotch overtuned on Tuesday. A dramatic accident, the tanker ignited a combination of the spilled 6,000 gallons of scotch and diesel fuel on fire.

According to Examiner, the fiery accident caused New Jersey's King Georges Road to be blocked off for several hours. Fords, New Jersey, fire chief confirmed that the 6,000 gallons of scotch contributed to the truck blaze. However, it is uncertain whether to scotch or the diesel fuel is the real cause of the fire.

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First responders from New Jersey's Woodbridge township rushed to the scene. Fortunately, according to MyCentralJersey.com, the driver of the tanker truck was not seriously injured and no one else was involved in the accident. The tanker truck is owned by the B-Line Trucking company of Newark.

Based on Fords Fire Co. Chief Dan Gregan's report, the tanker truck accident occurred when the driver failed to negotiate a turn and clipped a telephone pole and hit a parked Cadillac. The tanker truck overturned and ignited.

While the driver may have survived the fiery crash, readers mourn the loss of 6,000 gallons of scotch. Here are a number of Twitter reactions to the report:

Phillip Smyth ‏@PhillipSmyth51m

Travesty is an understatement. RT @UPI Travesty! Truck crashes, dumps 6,000 gallons of Scotch on the road. | http://buff.ly/15Nu8km 

The Bartender ‏@Schachtons5h

Hold me and let's be real quiet. 6000 gallons of Scotch lost in truck fire: http://now.msn.com/truck-spills-scotch-whisky-6000-gallons-worth ...

STEVE HUFF ‏@SteveHuff17h

I'm only sad if it was single malt. || RT @msnNOW: 6,000 gallons of glorious Scotch whisky lost in truck fire http://on-msn.com/1b5Koh3 

Cris ‏@Criss24k19h

6000 gallons of scotch whiskey spilled & caught on fire in Woodbridge ?! What a waste

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