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Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Hazmat Spill in Nashville

When a car and a large truck collide, usually the people inside the car are the ones who are most at risk. But not always. In early July in the town of White House, a pickup truck cut off a semi-truck hauling fuel, causing both vehicles to crash on the side of the road. More than 7,400 gallons of gasoline spilled into a nearby creek and hazmat crews had to work for hours to clean up the mess. The driver of the semi was rescued from his truck by a group of good Samaritans, who pulled him to safety and kept him conscious while they waited for an ambulance. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the accident. Authorities warned people in close proximity to the spill that they could have been in danger and to turn off heating and air units if they could smell fumes….
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