Driver Airlifted After Cement Truck Overturns in Jacksonville, Loses Load

Crews spent the afternoon cleaning up wet cement after a cement truck driver lost control and overturned the truck.

Highway Patrol says Kenneth Cook, 49 was headed west Ramsey Road on the north end of Jacksonville around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers say Cook ran off the road to the right and over-corrected. The truck came to rest on its side, blocking the east lane.

Cook was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center though his injuries are not considered life threatening, according to troopers.

Troopers say charges are pending against the driver.

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  • by Marty Location: Jax on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:34 PM
    A semi weighs 80,000. If it has 5 axels. A 3 axel cement truck starts at 54,000. Added axels adds weight.
    I have over 30 years as a pro driver. 40 tons or 27 tons are still a hand full. Give them room. Sometimes they need it. Good luck trucker.
  • by OTTO on Jan 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM
    A cement truck is more dangerous than a log truck. They both weigh 80,000lbs, but the cement truck has LIQUID sloshing around that drum. If you jerk the wheel, you stand a HUGE chance of a roll over. And if you, as a driver, CAUSE the driver of the cement truck to swerve, YOU, my friend could be crushed, should the truck roll over on you. Think about that before you cut one of them off, or stop suddenly in front of them.
  • by Vince Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    If I was the driver I would lose my load too.

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