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Diesel Spill Forces Closure Of Mission Trail In Lake Elsinore

According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, the spill was reported at 8:42 a.m.

A diesel fuel spill on Mission Trail in Lake Elsinore caused the road to be shut down in both directions for several hours Tuesday morning.

According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, the spill was reported at 8:42 a.m.

A Campus Foods truck lost its fuel, but it’s not clear how the accident occurred.

The truck was upright at press time and no injuries were reported.

The 32000 block of Mission Trail was still closed at press time and a Hazmat crew was on scene cleaning up the spill.

mo September 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
The truck turned from the second lane , headed into the shopping center but ran over the front of a black Honda instead. She may have been in his blind spot but I still don't think they can turn from the second lane crossing another. I heard than saw the accident from my rear veiw mirror. 8:32 this morning . Mission Trail is open now.
Anthony September 26, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Yep, on my way to meet my girlfriend for lunch at Kokorro Sushi I say the black Honda with front end damage but didn't know exactly why the road was closed. I didn't smell any diesel fumes. Thanks Patch.....>
Roadeo Driver September 26, 2012 at 02:36 AM
As a driver of a large vehicle, we must do what we have to with the vehicle to maneuver around. While we must be alert and safe in our actions we also need the driving public to be aware that we do not have the ability to turn or stop like they do. There are warning signs on larger vehicles "CATION WIDE TURNS" to assist in this process. If the truck driver had signaled, was in the process of the turn and had clear traffic and she ran into him, (not knowing where she came from) then she would be at fault. It is called a curb crush. However, as a professional driver we may still hold some accountability (to our employer and law enforcement) depending on weather it was a preventable or non-preventable situation based on our training and abilities. I'm not justifying what happened just sharing some information.
Constant Comment September 26, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Could have been deep frying cooking 'oil' that spilt from the 'Campus Foods' truck. (After all Hazmat was called in!) lol.......}~)
THE REAL Anita Drink September 26, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Those who live in the area would instantly recognize the area TJ. Are you picking on Toni?

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