12:20 PM UPDATE: County HAZMAT Team and City of San Diego HAZMAT Team 2 were involved in this spill, along with North County Fire and CHP.
NCFPD PIO John Choi said: “HAZMAT teams along with CHP and NCFPD were able to mitigate the acid and pick up all the material, neutralize it and make it safe for our community and the roads will be open shortly. Expect to delays and it should be cleared in about 30 minutes.”
There were three injuries in total per accident. One patient was transported to Palomar Hospital via an Oceanside ambulance and the other two adult patients signed against medical advice and refused to be transported.
HAZMAT is en route to a 3-vehicle collision in Bonsall involving a vehicle that spilled hydrochloric acid on the roadway.
The NCFPD asks motorists to keep their windows rolled up while driving on SR 76 near the North River Road intersection. One of the vehicles was carrying several gallons of hydrochloric acid which spilled onto the roadway creating a dangerous situation.
PIO John Choi said, “At 9:34 a.m. the call came in as a traffic collision at SR 76 eastbound and North River Road in Bonsall. Lanes one and two are closed and traffic is slowly being redirected to the turning lane, but motorists are being asked to keep their windows closed due to pool cleaners, including hydrochloric acid, who spilled from one of the vehicles. He added that the HAZMAT HIRT (Hazmat Instant Response Team) has been called and is on its way.
According to the CHP newspaper, the spill is contained within the roadway and no drains or waterways are affected.
The HAZMAT team arrived on scene both the county team and hasmat 2 from the city of San Diego and CHP and we were able to attenuate the acid and pick up all the material, neutralize it and make it safe for our community and the roads will be open shortly. Expect delays and it should be fixed in about 30
City of San Diego Fire and Rescue Department sent HASMAT 2 and San Diego County HIRT and CHP assisted