Crazy Video Tanker Truck Explodes in Massive Fireball on NJ Highway
A gasoline tanker truck exploded on a New Jersey highway Monday morning spewing thick, black smoke into the sky.
Police say the truck was carrying roughly 9,000 gallons of fuel when it overturned on the Route 90 on-ramp to Route 130 in Pennsauken.
Luckily, the driver of the truck escaped without suffering any injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Bob Ried was driving to pick up his son when the truck burst into flames. He says, “I heard a big bang and I felt it. I looked over and saw the flames shoot straight up. It was pretty crazy. I didn’t see the truck… all I saw was flames. It felt like a bomb went off.”
Firefighters and police went door-to-door to nearby homes to evacuate residents.
A resident tells Eyewitness News she came home after receiving a phone call at work about the explosion near her house.
“My concern was the smoke and my dog being the only one in the house. My kids are coming home from school shortly and I needed to know that they are going to be safe.”