Hereford & Worcester

Man's hands treated after battery acid leak near Evesham

A lorry driver in Worcestershire has been treated for skin irritation after a chemical leak.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A44, near Evesham, at about 15:20 BST on Monday.

An ambulance service spokesman said the driver of the lorry was transporting a load of car batteries which were supposed to be empty.

He noticed something was leaking from the lorry and when he got out to check he got battery acid on his hands.

The spokesman said battery acid causes skin irritation and the man, believed to be in his 40s, was treated at the scene.

He said the chemical can cause irritation for several hours so the man was taken by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

He added the area was cordoned off while the fire service dealt with the chemical spill.

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