Dump truck crashes over guard rail in Dorchester, plunging driver into the water, leaving brake fluid spill, and causing massive traffic backups

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A dump truck crashed through a guardrail on Route I-93 in Dorchester this morning, leaving the driver with minor injuries, spilling brake fluids into the bay, and causing daylong traffic backups for miles, officials said.

The driver, who had emerged from the water when firefighters arrived, was taken to Boston Medical Center “as a precaution” for minor injuries, Boston Fire Departments spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

Firefighters responded to reports of the crash at 10:07 a.m. when the 15-ton truck carrying gravel and dirt slid down the embankment near the Dorchester Yacht Club. The vehicle was removed just after 5 p.m., said State Police.

And drivers were still experiencing significant delays as that time due to lane closures and trucks responding the scene, police said.

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