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December 29, 2017
Edward Smith

Modesto Auto Accident Causes Chemical Spill

Modesto Auto Accident Causes Chemical Spill

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Modesto. An accident involving two vehicles occurred during the noon hour of Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The accident, unfortunately, caused one party to suffer injuries.

Accident Details

A pickup truck carrying pool chemicals was traveling along McHenry Avenue in the vicinity of Patterson Road at approximately 12:02 pm. For unknown reasons, a sedan collided with the pickup truck. The impact of the collision caused 7 gallons of hydrochloric acid and 25 gallons of chlorine from the pickup truck to spill along the roadway, creating a safety hazard to those surrounding the area. Stanislaus County Environmental Health workers were called to the scene of the auto accident to clean up the hazardous materials. This incident caused traffic mayhem for commuters in the area.

Nature of Injuries

Authorities indicated that one party was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. It is not yet known which vehicle the injured party was riding in.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Insurance Claims and Auto Accidents

One of the first actions a party should take after being injured in an auto accident is to receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms may not present themselves immediately following an accident, therefore, be sure to note all symptoms to your medical provider to receive the most essential treatment. The most common types of injuries sustained in auto accidents are as follows:

When a party does not receive immediate medical treatment and/or allows gaps in treatment, this may allow an insurance adjuster to question the nature of your injuries. Contacting an experienced Modesto personal injury lawyer is crucial in protecting your rights in a personal injury claim. A seasoned injury lawyer can assist by obtaining fair compensation for incurred damages.

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I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Modesto. The path to recovery following an auto accident can be a stressful, life-changing experience. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, please reach out to me for help. Simply call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. You may also connect with me online through

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