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


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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