Highway Collision Spills Radioactive Medical Equipment - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Highway Collision Spills Radioactive Medical Equipment

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A highway collision involving two pickup trucks spilled radioactive medical equipment on the roadside. One driver suffered crash injuries.

State Highway Patrol Lt. Cory Davies said no radioactive leak resulted.

Traffic along Ohio 252 in northern Medina County was halted for several hours Tuesday morning during the cleanup, but crews have since reopened the affected area.

A truck carrying medical syringes with low-level radioactive material hit another pickup head-on. The containers of syringes spilled onto the highway in nearby Liverpool Township.

Police and firefighters closed off the road while workers wearing protective garb and armed with Geiger counters checked the 23 containers.

One driver was ticketed for losing control of his vehicle.

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