LA MIRADA (CBSLA) — The northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in La Mirada were shut down Monday after hundreds of gallons of corrosive acid spilled into lanes from a big rig crash.
The crash between a big rig and a sedan happened at about 10:15 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Valley View Avenue. Debris flew into the northbound lanes, and the CHP reported the semi was leaking fuel from the collision.READ MORE: Thousands Attend Procession Carrying Remains Of 20-Year-Old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Killed In Kabul, To Riverside Mortuary
Both sides of the freeway were shut down at about 1:20 p.m. Northbound traffic was diverted off the freeway at Carmenita Road, while southbound traffic was taken off at Beach Boulevard.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
One person involved in the crash was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
A hazmat crew was sent to the scene to clean up what ended up to be 300 gallons of diesel fuel and non-toxic glycolic acid, a substance used in beauty supply products.MORE NEWS: Stars Show Out To Celebrate Emmy Nominations Ahead Of Big Show
The freeway was fully reopened at about 8:30 p.m.