Garbage Truck Overturns On Hwy. 101 In San Jose

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Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

SAN JOSE (CBS 5 / BCN) — Three lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose were closed Monday evening when a garbage truck overturned, leaking about 100 gallons of oil onto the roadway, a San Jose fire captain said.

The driver of a California Waste Solutions truck lost control on a turn around 5:25 p.m. at the interchange of Interstate 880, Capt. Chuck Rangel said.

Around 5:45 p.m., responding crews realized the truck was leaking hydraulic oil and crank oil, Rangel said.

The driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, he said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

All lanes of southbound Highway 101 reopened around 8:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

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