The driver of a chemical tanker was slightly injured, but fortunately no sulfuric acid leaked, after the truck rolled over on an exit of National Highway 3 in Miaoli County today, February 15.
The Miaoli County Fire Department received reports that a tanker truck carrying sulfuric acid had overturned in the northbound exit lanes at the Zhunan Township interchange at 12:32 pm, and that an unknown liquid was leaking onto the road.
Firefighters arrived to find that the liquid was diesel fuel and oil from the truck’s engine. Fire Department paramedics provided first aid for the driver, and firefighters applied sawdust to the oil and fuel leak.
Police breath tested the driver and confirmed that he was not affected by alcohol. The driver was then sent to a local hospital for a medical exam and further treatment for a laceration to his head.
Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding. If you found this article informative, and would like to support my work, please buy me a coffee or support me on Patreon. Subscribe to Taiwan English News for free to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, comment below.