HUNTINGTON BEACH — A pool service truck involved in a three-vehicle collision spilled 15 gallons of potentially toxic chemicals onto a busy intersection Saturday, causing police to cordon off the area for two hours.
Three people were hurt in the collision, but no one was injured by the chemicals and authorities did not evacuate the area, police said.
The accident occurred at 7:30 a.m. at Atlanta Avenue and Newland Street when the pool service truck, driven by 27-year-old Martin Mota of Lake Forest, ran a red light and hit a car, authorities said. Mota's pickup truck was flipped onto its side, spilling 15 gallons of chlorine and muriatic acid on the road, police Lt. John Arnold said.
Mota's truck was headed north on Newland when it collided with a car driven by Lisa Burroughs, 30, of Huntington Beach, who was headed east on Atlanta, Arnold said. The two vehicles then struck another car in the intersection, driven by Hana Rada, 46, of Laguna Niguel, Arnold said.