Several local news agencies have revealed that a head-on collision involving a pickup truck and a Toyota RAV4 has released bear pepper spray on Fieldbrook Road last Monday.
According to the official accident report, the region went under a decontamination process after the collision prompted the truck to overturn and release two large canisters of bear pepper spray. The California Highway Patrol troopers who responded to the scene claimed that both vehicles were engulfed in fire upon their arrival. Officials say that animals were exposed to the chemical and were later treated at an animal hospital.
Two occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and it’s not yet known if they were behind the wheel of the crashed vehicles. Individuals who were taken to the hospital after the accident were reportedly suffering dizziness, burning eyes, burning skin, skin irritation and rashes.
After an initial investigation, it’s been discovered that the contents of the canisters is designed for grizzly bears, thus the dire health effects noted on humans after the exposure.
Hopefully, the California Highway Patrol investigators looking into this case are being able to identify the causes behind this accident to learn its causes. My sympathy goes out to those who are recovering from the wounds they sustained as a result of this crash.