Legal news for 18-wheeler accident attorneys. A tractor trailer overturned and spilled hydrochloric acid.
Semi-truck accident lawyer alerts- A tractor-trailer rollover on the Paseo Bridge spilled hydrochloric acid.
Kansa City, MO—An 18-wheeler transporting 45,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid rolled over on the Paseo Bridge, which caused massive amounts of acid to be released into the air. The semi-truck overturned on Monday morning, November 30, 2009, on Interstate 35, as reported by KCTV5.
Kansas City Fire Department stated that nearly 250 gallons of the hydrochloric acid spilled onto the interstate from the tanker, and clouds of smoke form the acid could be seen floating near the scene. The main spill reportedly originated from a hose that detached from the tanker when it overturned. Two Kansas City police officers were overcome by the acidic fumes, and were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. A nearby casino, Isle of Capri, was temporarily on lock down to keep the customers from coming into contact with the acid. One of the casino patrons did report respiratory problems, and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer was retrieved from the cab of the tanker, alert and responsive, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment by doctors and nurses. The scene of the crash has since been deemed safe after the air was tested. Kansas City police are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the spill and how the accident occurred.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Missouri 18-wheeler accident lawyers.