F-350 bursts into flames on Lougheed Hwy

An environmental team was brought in to clean up a tank of unidentified fuel that spilled across the highway, shutting down traffic for over four hours.

A Ford F-350 collided with a sedan on Lougheed Highway today, flipping over, landing on its roof and bursting into flames.

The pickup was carrying a tank of unidentified fuel, said Coquitlam RCMP. When police arrived on the scene at about 1 p.m., officers discovered the fuel had leaked across the highway near United Boulevard.

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After firefighters doused the flames, police called in an environmental team to clean up the spilled mystery fuel.

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, said Sgt. Joseph Whalley.

Eastbound traffic was backed up until police re-opened the highway at 5:45 p.m.

Coquitlam RCMP is still investigating what caused the accident.

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