A dump truck lays mangled down an embankment below Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Friday morning after crashing through the guardrail Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

A dump truck lays mangled down an embankment below Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Friday morning after crashing through the guardrail Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Man goes to hospital after dump truck crashes down embankment

The vehicle crash through the guardrail along Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal

A dump truck plummeted down an embankment after crashing through the guardrail along Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Thursday afternoon, according to a Facebook post by the Juneau Police Department.

A portion of the guardrail along Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal is bent down after a dump truck crashed through it Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

A portion of the guardrail along Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal is bent down after a dump truck crashed through it Thursday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Police reported the driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash and noted the crash is currently under investigation and is reported only the single dump truck was involved in the crash.

According to CCFR Assistant Chief Ed Quinto, the man jumped out of the vehicle before it crossed the highway, and only suffered minor injuries.

“It wasn’t critical,” he said. “He basically walked into the ambulance.”

He said that once notified, CCFR went to the crash site and placed oil absorbent pads around the truck to soak up approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel that leaked from the vehicle. He said though the oil was close to a stream, however, it did not appear to leak into it.

He said the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Coast Guard have been notified.

Quinto said CCFR’s involvement with the crash is done, and the rest of the cleanup and recovery is in the hands of the truck’s owner.

The roadway is open for use.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807. Follow her on Twitter at @clariselarson.

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