On Wednesday, a big rig overturned and around 2,200 pounds of citric anhydrous acid was spilled on Highway 152. The acid was in granulated form when it spilled east of the Romero Overlook Visitor’s Center. The collision shut the road down for 10 hours while the dangerous chemicals were cleared off the roadway, but the California Highway Patrol noted that traffic “wasn’t adversely affected.” The truck’s driver, a 52-year-old from San Jose, was driving at an unknown rate of speed eastbound on Highway 152 when the wreck happened. He was making a right-hand curve on the freeway when the truck overturned in the center median.
According to news reports, the driver was brought to Memorial Hospital Los Banos for treatment of major injuries to one of his hands. He was in good condition besides the hand, noted a CHP officer. As a San Jose personal injury lawyerr, I’m glad no one was hurt more seriously when the truck overturned. I hope emergency crews were able to safely remove the chemicals from the roadway. If you or a loved one were harmed by an auto accident resulting from negligence, discuss your case with a qualified car accident attorney San Jose.