A truck driver was taken to the hospital by the state police helicopter after his truck overturned near Smyrna Sunday.

At 11:54 a.m., emergency agencies were alerted abut a motor vehicle accident in the 700 block of Walker School Road northeast of Smyrna, said Citizens' Hose Company Public Information Officer Gene Tucker.

Responding agencies included the Citizens’ Hose Company of Smyrna, David C. Harrison Post 14 ambulance, Kent County paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation.

When firefighters arrived, they saw that a 10-wheel dump truck carrying chicken waste had overturned, spilling diesel fuel.

The 39-year-old male driver was injured.

Personnel from the David C. Harrison Post 14 ambulance along with Kent County paramedics began treating the driver injuries.

The patient was transferred to the crew of the state police helicopter and flown to Christiana Hospital for apparently non-life threatening injuries.

Due to the diesel fuel spill, the Department of Natural Resources was notified to determine any environmental issues.

From Citizens' Hose Company, three pieces of apparatus with 36 personnel were in service under the direction of Fire Chief Francis Hartnett for 1 hour and 30 minutes, Tucker said.