Trooper’s car hit while directing traffic at chemical spill

The spill itself sent one person to a hospital and led to a traffic detour

Trooper’s car hit while directing traffic at chemical spill
A vehicle struck a state trooper's car while the law officer was directing traffic at the scene of a chemical spill in Texarkana, Texas, on the afternoon of April 30. No injuries were reported. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — A trooper’s car was hit while directing traffic at a chemical spill in Texarkana, Texas.

No injuries have been reported.

And it’s not immediately clear whether the trooper was inside or outside the vehicle when the accident happened.

Some type of chemical spill in Texarkana, Texas, sickened one person and led to traffic being diverted on Mall Drive between Summerhill Road and Stateline Avenue the afternoon of April 30.
Some type of chemical spill in Texarkana, Texas, sickened one person and led to traffic being diverted on Mall Drive between Summerhill Road and Stateline Avenue the afternoon of April 30. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

One person was taken to a hospital after some type of chemical was spilled.

The incident Thursday afternoon also created headaches for motorists.

Traffic was being diverted on Mall Drive between Summerhill Road and Stateline Avenue.

Authorities say a truck spilled some type of chemical in the area and they were not yet sure what it is.

A person who was following the truck felt ill and nauseated and went to a hospital as a precaution.

Meantime, fire crews wet down the spill.

And personnel from the Fire Department and Texas Department of Transportation worked to clean it up.

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