One Casualty Reported After Crash and Chemical Spill on I-40

After a fatal tractor-trailer accident caused a chemical spill on I-40 near Forrest City, early in the morning of December 8, emergency crews were working to clear it. Unfortunately, one person also lost their life in the crash. 

It has been reported by the Arkansas Department of Transportation that the chemical was calcium carbide. It is said to be a flammable substance and is used to create acetylene gas when it comes to steel manufacturing as well as metal cutting; this data has been reported by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Upon the incident, traffic was being diverted from I-40 to exit 247 until the spill was cleared. It was also reported that westbound lanes were blocked and moreover, no evacuation was required by any homes or residents.

As updated by ARDOT, the chemical spill on I-40 was later controlled. 

Our car accident lawyers understand the pain and suffering that come with such fatal crashes. Auto accidents are something that can really take one aback especially if lives are lost, and the worst part is that there is no way these losses can be reversed. 

However, do not let grief cloud your judgment as justice can still be served. If you or a loved one have suffered losses due to the negligence of another, be sure to get in touch with our Northwest Arkansas car accident lawyers. We can assure you that justice will prevail and that you will receive the compensation you deserve.

Sources: 

https://www.kait8.com/2021/12/07/fatal-crash-chemical-spill-causes-i-40-closure-near-forrest-city/

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