BIRMINGHAM, AL — An 18-wheeler truck overturned Friday morning and spilled ten gallons of hydraulic fluid on Tallapoosa Road in east Birmingham, according to 6WBRC.
The incident occurred on the stretch of Tallapoosa Road near Greenwood Park at around 8:00 a.m.
It was not immediately clear what led up to the crash.
The truck driver suffered injuries and was taken to UAB Hospital.
The road was closed to motorists for several hours as a HAZMAT team worked to clean up the fluid.
Police have by now confirmed the hydraulic fluid contained and no longer a public safety concern.
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