Two-vehicle crash took out traffic light, caused injury, large diesel fuel spill
MADISON, Wis. — A two-vehicle crash Thursday morning at Grand Canyon Drive and Odana Road injured one person, took out a traffic light and caused a large diesel fuel spill.
According to a release, a white Chevy box truck struck a Nissan Rogue before veering toward the curb, where it took out a traffic signal. The truck stopped at the base of the traffic signal, and its gas tank was punctured, which posed an electrical hazard, as the light was still energized.
Individuals involved in the crash were told to stay away from the truck until city engineering could shut down the traffic light’s power, the release said. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was notified of the fuel spill and was asked to respond.
The Madison Fire Department’s Hazardous Incident satellite team was dispatched to the scene to collect any remaining fuel.
The driver of the box truck was uninjured. The Nissan’s driver was helped out of the vehicle, evaluated by paramedics and taken with injuries to a local hospital.
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