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Vehicle Accident Closes Interstate 59/20 in Birmingham, Alabama

April 11, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – According to a news story published online at, a vehicle accident caused part of Interstate 59/20 to be closed down in Birmingham, Alabama. Limited information about the accident has so far been reported, and it is not clear if the collision led to any injuries.*

The crash happened on Interstate 59/20 South near the Allison Bonnett Memorial Exit off of the interstate. The WBRC report states that the collision involved a tanker truck and caused liquid to leak from the truck. 

It is unclear from the report how many vehicles were involved or how the accident took place. A video taken at the scene and posted to the WBRC website shows an unidentifiable clear-colored liquid gushing from a hole in the back of a tanker. The report did not say what this liquid was or how the collision led to the tanker becoming punctured. 

WBRC did not say whether anyone was injured in the accident, nor did it say how many people were involved. Emergency responders, including firefighters, responded to the scene, but it is not clear if anyone required transport away from the site of the crash to a hospital. 

The collision resulted in all of the southbound lanes on I-59/20 being shut down by Allison Bonnett. It is not clear how long the lanes were closed. WBRC says that two other accidents occurred on the interstate at around the same time, further complicating traffic issues. 

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