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Highway accident leads to portable toilets spill

Highway accident leads to portable toilets spill

By staff reports
December 29, 2006

Two portable toilets were destroyed Friday when an tractor-trailer collided with a loose flatbed trailer on Highway 126 near Fillmore, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred at about 10:50 a.m. when a pickup pulling the port-a-potties on a flatbed trailer crossed the Fillmore railroad crossing heading east.
The trailer disconnected and a tractor-trailer, which was heading west, struck it.

"It obliterated the port-a-potties," said CHP Officer Terry Uhrich.

The pickup truck fled the scene.

No one was hurt in the collision.

One of the portable toilets may have contained urine, but neither was full of waste, Uhrich said. "It was not a hazmat."

One lane of the highway was closed for about 90 minutes.

California Department of Transportation workers arrived to clean up the debris.

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