Overturned tractor trailer closes road in Muhlenberg

Posted: 10:35 AM EST Feb 10, 2014   Updated: 6:38 PM EST Feb 10, 2014
Overturned tractor trailer in Muhlenberg

The driver of a tractor trailer escaped serious injuries when the truck rolled onto its side.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. Monday on Sofianos Road, near Hartman Road, in Muhlenberg Twp., Berks Co.

The driver told police he had just made the turn from Hartman onto Sofianos when the trailer's load shifted, causing the whole truck to roll onto its side and land in the snow.

The driver was pinned inside the cab and had to be freed by emergency crews. He was not seriously injured.

Sofianos Road was closed at Hartman Road for approximately four hours while crews worked to upright the truck.