Water truck careens down embankment after driver loses control

MORGANTOWN — A truck with a large tank of water went over an embankment on Yank Hollow Road, off Daybrook Road, about 9:45 Friday morning.

The driver, Edward Stumpf, 61, of North Cambria, Pa., lost control of the truck after it went out of gear, Chief Deputy Al Kisner, of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, said.

Stumpf was taken to the hospital with cuts, bruises and what was most likely a fractured leg, Kisner said. Firefighters and EMS had to free Stumpf, who was trapped in the truck for a time.

A medical helicopter was called, but Stumpf was ultimately taken to the hospital by ambulance, Kisner said.

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