Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published July 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM | Page modified July 17, 2014 at 6:49 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments
  • Print

5 bridges in state need repair after being hit by truck

Transportation officials say they'll need to repair all five freeway overpasses that were hit by a dump truck hauling an excavator.


Reader Comments
Hide / Show comments
the driver told authorities he didn't realized he had hit anything. Two cars hit debris that fell during the collisions... MORE
Transportation spokesman Doug Adamson says it's unclear how much the repairs will cost...... AND?? Seattle Times can... MORE
Was he high or just stupid? I think he's using the politicians excuse (I don't remember and I didn't know). Not... MORE

advertising

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

Transportation officials say they'll need to repair all five freeway overpasses that were hit by a dump truck hauling an excavator.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/wC1hMV ) that a 45-year-old dump truck driver was making a delivery from Montesano to Chehalis on Friday.

State patrol spokesman Guy Gill says the man was pulling a flatbed trailer with an excavator on U.S. Highway 101 when the excavator's boom crashed into the first overpass. The man continued driving southbound on Interstate 5 and the boom hit several other bridges.

Gill said the driver told authorities he didn't realized he had hit anything. Two cars hit debris that fell during the collisions but no injuries were reported.

Transportation spokesman Doug Adamson says it's unclear how much the repairs will cost.

___

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com



Want unlimited access to seattletimes.com? Subscribe now!

Also in Local News

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Get ready for 2015

Get ready for 2015

The Seattle Times 12-month wall calendar features hand-picked photos of life in the Pacific Northwest. Order while supplies last!

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►