BOSTON (WHDH) - Two people are in the hospital after a gas tanker and a van collided in Hyde Park early Monday morning, spilling dozens of gallons of gas onto the road.
Officials said the van hit a truck on Hyde Park Avenue at 3:30 a.m. Boston Fire crews said the hit to the gas tanker caused a leak of 50-60 gallons of gasoline onto the street. Crews have closed portions of the road while they put down absorbents and cover the sewer drains to contain the spill. Officials said residents who live in the area shouldn’t be concerned, despite potentially smelling a gas odor.
The gas tanker was unloading gas into a local gas station when the incident occurred.
“(The driver) realized the situation was serious and he jumped out and he started offloading the product immediately,” said Brian Alkins of the Boston Fire Department. Of the over 11,000 gallons in the truck at the time, only 50-60 spilled.
The driver and passenger of the van are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and officials said they’re expected to be OK.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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