The scene was declared a hazmat situation due to leaking fuel
WHEATLAND — Two people suffered injuries after a medical transport van and tanker truck crashed in Wheatland Monday morning.
Monroe County sheriff's deputies say the driver of the van failed to stop at a flashing red light and collided with a tanker truck at the intersection of Wheatland Center and Scottsville-Mumford roads just before 8:15 a.m.
The tanker truck, carrying 1,000 gallons of gas and 800 gallons of diesel fuel, went off Scottsville-Mumford Road, landing on its side and began leaking fuel. Hazmat crews responded and deemed the scene a Level 1 hazmat situation.
The driver of the van was ejected and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The driver of the tanker truck was also taken to the hospital. One was listed in critical condition Monday, and the other was stable.
Both Wheatland Center and Scottsville-Mumford roads remained closed at the intersection until the hazmat situation was resolved.
"So the scenario here in which we have flammable product leaking from the container," Monroe County Emergency Manager Timothy Kohlmeier said at the scene. "There's a large fire presence to be able to suppress the vapors and be able to secure the fuel so that it can be off-loaded and the vehicle can be righted. No work can be done to right the vehicle until all of the product is secured."
Deputies say charges may be filed.