PASCO COUNTY, Fla- — Firefighters say a truck crashed into the fire station in Land O Lakes causing a gas leak.
An F-250 crashed into a high pressure gas main before hitting the front bays of the station. Due to the gas leak SR-54 was completely shut down between Ballantrae Blvd and Sunlake Blvd for a little over an hour.
According to police, the 55-year-old woman driving had a medical emergency and lost control.
***SR-54 UPDATE***— Pasco Fire Rescue (@PascoFireRescue) December 20, 2020
SR-54 is now open to traffic after a traffic crash sends a Ford F-250 into Pasco County Fire Rescue Station 37. The crash ruptured a high-pressure natural gas line and forced the roadway to be closed. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries #PCFRNews pic.twitter.com/7OkNk2uIp2
TECO gas repaired the gas leak. The road was reopened shortly after.
The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
#ALERT: SR-54 between Sunlake Blvd & Ballantrae Blvd is shut down due to a vehicle crash. A truck hit a high pressure gas line and hit our Fire Station 37. Firefighters are mitigating the gas leak, and no evacuations at this time. Find an alternate route. #PCFRNews pic.twitter.com/shnsMJyIhi— Pasco Fire Rescue (@PascoFireRescue) December 20, 2020