Person hurt, diesel spilled in Agua Dulce crash

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A person was injured and 40 gallons of diesel spilled following a two-vehicle crash in Agua Dulce Monday morning.

At least nine emergency vehicles including about half a dozen specially-equipped hazardous materials units were dispatched to a traffic collision at Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Highway 14 shortly before 7:15 a.m. Monday.

“Two vehicles were involved,” said Inspector Gustavo Medina with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Paramedics were dispatched at 7:15 a.m., he said, and shortly after that, HazMat and health HazMat units.

“This call was for a 50-gallon tank leaking diesel,” Medina said.

“The spill was contained,” he said, noting none of the fuel found its way into the storm drain.

“Less than 40 gallons of diesel was spilled,” he said.

Specially-trained firefighters, with the help of Angeles National Forest firefighters, contained the spill shortly after 8:40 a.m.

“Health HazMat crews responded at 8:52,” Medina said.

“One patient was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries,” he said.

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