2 Injured in Woodinville, WA, Garbage Truck Accident on Rt. 9
Woodinville, WA -- June 2, 2017, two people were injured, one critically, following an accident where a box truck and a garbage truck crashed head-on.
The Washington State Police were called out to investigate the accident at around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 9 and 233rd Place.
According to preliminary information reported by police, a box truck was traveling southbound along Highway 9 while a garbage truck was traveling in the opposite lanes of travel. For reasons unclear, the two vehicles somehow crossed paths and collided head-on into each other.
The driver of the box truck, said to be a man in his 40s, had to be extracted from the vehicle. EMS then transported that man to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The driver of the garbage truck, also a man in his 40s, sustained minor injuries.
At this time, police have not reported any charges or citations resulting from the accident. Investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing.
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