Trafalgar Road reopens after 3-car collision causes diesel spill northwest of city
Tanker truck rolled into ditch, leaking fuel
Trafalgar Road has reopened following a diesel spill due to a three-vehicle collision north of Milton at Sideroad 10.
Fuel was leaking from a tanker truck that rolled over into the ditch as a result of the collision. The truck was transporting approximately 8,000 litres of diesel, approximately 250 litres of gasoline and rolled over into a ditch trying to avoid a collision.
Neither the diesel or gas leaked into nearby waterways.
Halton police say there were no life-threatening injuries .
Police reported that a Volvo had stopped along Trafalgar to turn into a business. The fuel tanker reportedly rear-ended the Volvo, sending it into the ditch where it then rolled onto its side. A man and woman in the car were both transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The transport driver was not injured.
The third vehicle involved was a Halton paramedic ambulance, travelling with a patient in the back. The ambulance was clipped on its side. It stopped briefly, but because it was transporting a patient, it moved on shortly afterwards.
The Ontario Ministry of Transport was called to the scene and reported that workers would remove and dispose of all the spilled diesel.