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Truck flips on Green River Gorge bridge | Minor injuries

At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, King County Fire District 28 was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle accident on Highway 169 at the Kummer Bridge. - Courtesy photo
At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, King County Fire District 28 was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle accident on Highway 169 at the Kummer Bridge.
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At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, King County Fire District 28 was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle accident on Highway 169 at the Kummer Bridge.


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A full size pickup truck pulling a trailer was traveling southbound across the bridge, when the truck and trailer crossed the center line.

After striking the guardrail, the truck flipped onto its side and the trailer became dislodged from the truck.

The full size truck grazed the driver’s side of an oncoming pickup truck and then ended back in the southbound lane. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on his own and he had minor injuries.

Three injured passengers from the vehicle that was struck, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Members from King County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Department of Transportation and King County Fire District 44 were present to assist with the scene. The road was closed down for approximately one hour.

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