The driver of a big rig hauling diesel fuel was ejected from the truck when he hit a wall along the eastbound lanes of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Woodland Hills Friday morning, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers received a call about 2:40 a.m. of a crash involving a big rig near the Woodlake Drive exit, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

The crash caused about 40 gallons of diesel fuel to leak and a hazardous materials team is being sent to the scene, he said.

Two lanes of the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway are closed until at least 6:30 a.m. to allow crews to clean up the spilled fuel, said Kimball.

The driver was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, he said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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