Man critically injured after two-vehicle crash ends in chemical spill; Palm Harbor intersection blocked off

Pinellas County

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WFLA) — Hazmat crews responded to the scene of a chemical spill after a traffic incident Friday morning.

According to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, two vehicles got into a wreck at the intersection of Belcher Road and Nebraska Avenue. One of the vehicles was the property of a pool company and spilled 50 gallons of chlorine and two gallons of muriatic acid onto the road, officials said.

One of the drivers involved in the incident, a man in his 30s, is said to be in critical condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that the the intersection was closed for two hours while hazardous materials crews work to assess the spill.

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