Three people were taken to the hospital after a car accident leaked dozens of gallons of tar onto the road and closed down a Bolingbrook intersection for nearly an hour Thursday.
The two-car accident—one a limousine service car and the other a landscaping truck—forced village officials to close the intersection of Boughton and Kings roads shortly before 2 p.m.
The accident left the landscaping truck, which was carrying a large tank of tar—the type of tar one would use to seal a driveway—on its side, gushing tar onto the road.
Five passengers were involved in the accident and three were taken to the hospital—one for bodily injuries and two because they were drenched in tar.
Bolingbrook firefighter Chris Brophy said the two drivers inside the landscaping truck were covered in tar and taken to the hospital to be decontaminated.
The limousine was rendered nearly unidentifiable from the front, with its hood smashed into the windshield. The landscaping truck, meanwhile, was covered in tar.
Bolingbrook Public Works crews were already working to clear the tar by applying sand, but the westbound lanes of Boughton Road were shut down indefinitely.
Names of the people involved were not yet released by officials and injuries were not disclosed.