WHITING — Maine State Police say a truck carrying at least 22,000 pounds of herring overturned on a sharp curve, spilling the cargo and injuring the driver.

The accident happened early Saturday near the intersection of Routes 189 and 1 in Whiting.

Trooper Andrew Foss told the Bangor Daily News the driver blew a tire as he drove through the curve, causing the truck to flip on its side. He was hospitalized with leg injuries. The truck was owned by D.C. Airfreight of Winter Harbor and sustained $25,000 in damage.

Robin McPhail, says her mother lives near the intersection. She says it’s a bad corner – and it’s the third time a fish truck has dumped its load in the front yard.