Chemical cleanup units have been dispatched from Keelung City and New Taipei City after a tanker carrying sulfuric acid overturned while negotiating a bend on the coastal highway in Ruifang District.
According to traffic police, the tanker driven by a 47-year-old man named Liao veered into oncoming traffic lanes and overturned at around 6:30 am this morning at the 79.7 kilometer mark.
The driver was not injured in the accident, and managed to climb out of the vehicle on his own.
However, a large amount of sulfuric acid leaked from the tank.
Police set up traffic control around the overturned vehicle while waiting for Fire Bureau chemical disaster response units to arrive.
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