CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A small lawn care vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a ditch, causing a small amount of pesticide to be spilled into a creek in Chesterfield County, according to authorities.
A Chesterfield HazMat team was dispatched to control the spill and initiate a cleanup that is still underway. According to Chesterfield Fire and EMS, there is no hazard to the public or the waterway.
Officials told 8News that the vehicle was a Virginia Green fertilizing truck. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Arch Road, near the intersection of Redbridge Road, when the driver came off the road and overcorrected, crossing the southbound lane and crashing into the creek below.
The crash was first reported by Chesterfield Fire and EMS at around 2:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.
The driver was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
The stretch of road between Castleburg Drive and Redbridge Road was closed for an extended time as a result.
While the road is no longer closed, as of 4:45 p.m., traffic is still moving slowly around the incident. Multiple Chesterfield County Police officers are still currently at the scene.
Chesterfield Environmental Engineers were also called and are currently at the scene.
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