Truck accident temporarily closes busy Lexington road

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Semi without a trailer flipped on its side after hitting guardrail on inner loop of New Circle Road at the Leestown Road exit on 8-6-19

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (WTVQ) – An accident involving a semi temporarily closed busy New Circle Road at Leestown Road on Tuesday night.

Lexington Police say a semi driver, traveling on the inner loop of New Circle Road, hit the guardrail near the Leestown Road exit and flipped the cab on its side.  The semi was not pulling a trailer.

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Investigators say the driver was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

Police say diesel fuel spilled and had to be cleaned up by the fire department and environmental crew.