Fuel leaking from Bishop Ford crash; outbound lanes blocked
July 31, 2012 9:34PM
Updated: July 31, 2012 9:34PM
A driver was hospitalized Tuesday night after two semitrailers and a car crashed on the Bishop Ford Freeway near the 130th Street exit in Chicago, blocking all outbound lanes and prompting a hazardous materials response after at least one rig began leaking fuel.
The tractor-trailers and a passenger car crashed in the soouthbound lanes of the interstate near 130th Street, according to Fire Media Affairs.
The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to St. Margaret Mercy Health Care Center in Hammond, while other people involved refused medical treatment, Fire Media Affairs said. The driver’s condition was not immediately disclosed.
At least one of the vehicles is leaking, prompting emergency crews to call a Level I Hazardous Materials response just before 9 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.
About 200 gallons of fuel has spilled onto the roadway so far, Fire Media Affairs said.
All outbound lanes of the Bishop Ford are closed as crews respond.