Broward Sheriff’s Office investigates chemical van versus bus crash in Weston.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–On Wednesday, the Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue Hazmat (hazardous materials) team responded to a transit bus crash in Weston on Weston Road. According to the Sun-Sentinel, a van loaded with chemicals rear-ended a commuter bus. The driver of an appliance repair van rear-ended the transit bus, which was carrying 12 passengers, at about 1:15 p.m., on Wednesday at Weston Rd., and Blatt Blvd., in South Broward County.
Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Fire Rescue teams transported the van’s driver to Broward General Medical Center for treatment of his critical injuries. Nine passengers on the bus and the driver were transported by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to Cleveland Clinic for treatment of their injuries. The remaining passengers refused treatment at the scene of the accident. BSO Deputies closed the road, for over nearly four hours while the BSO Hazmat team secured the area. The Hazmat team was called in after Deputies, who responded to the crash, discovered the van was full of leaking chemicals and gases including: chlorine, nitrogen, and propane. Law enforcement officials tended to the motor vehicle accident scene for close to 4 hours by closing off Weston Road in both directions from Saddle Club Road to North New River Drive. BSO Deputies and Fire Rescue teams reopened the roadway in both directions after the entire crash scene was cleared.
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