Cooking Oil Spills onto Roadway After Truck Crash in Sarasota, Florida
SARASOTA, FL. – According to an online news report published by mysuncoast.com, cooking oil spilled onto a roadway following a truck collision in Sarasota, Florida. It is not yet clear how the accident took place, but the roadway was closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up the mess. It is not clear if anyone was injured.*
The accident occurred during the early morning on Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. Highway 301 in Sarasota. Florida Highway Patrol and WWSB report that at about 6 a.m. that day, a truck and another vehicle somehow collided on the eastbound side of U.S. 301. The collision took place near State Road 70.
It is not clear what caused the accident, and authorities provided little information about the vehicles. The make and model of the passenger vehicle were not reported, nor was any information about the company affiliated with the truck. A photo taken at the scene and posted to the WWSB website shows the passenger vehicle was a pickup truck. It appears the collision occurred in a rear-end fashion.
Following the accident, a load of cooking oil reportedly spilled onto the roadway. Several lanes were blocked off in the area while crews cleaned up the spill. WWSB reports that crews used sand to soak up the oil on the road, then removed the sand from the roadway.
It is unclear if anyone sustained injuries in the accident. Neither of the drivers was identified in the report. Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating and has not released information about the cause of the collision.
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