Rural Metro Fire Officials say a woman is recovering after spilling a gallon of muriatic acid in her lap while driving her car.

Spokesman Jay Karlik says the woman was decontaminated and hospitalized in stable condition and the scene was cleared as a haz-mat situation.  Muriatic acid has a variety of uses, usually as a pool-cleaner, and Karlik notes that even some household cleansers can be quite caustic so care must always be used when handling them.