Truck rolls on 410, crushes car

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By Hilary Maynard, The Courier-Herald

A box truck carrying dairy products turned over onto a sedan last Thursday on state Route 410, injuring one and causing a significant afternoon traffic jam.

According to Pierce County Fire District 12 Chief Bill Steele, the truck was traveling eastbound on state Route 410 when it turned and toppled onto a Mitsubishi sedan traveling in the westbound lane, injuring the female driver. Steele said that although the victim's injuries were serious, they were not life-threatening.

Both vehicles ended facing north in the eastbound lane, with the truck's front tires sliding off the pavement and onto the soft shoulder of the highway. A third vehicle involved was found 100 feet from the collision.

Damage to the third vehicle, a Honda, included damage to the left rear bumper and rear trunk lid and hood.

The adult passenger and the children in the third vehicle were not injured. The driver of the box truck also escaped without injury. Six people total were evaluated for injury and only one required transport.

State Route 410 was shut down until the fire departments on the scene were able to control the incident. Fire crews sprayed foam across the roadway to prevent fire. When the truck was pulled upright, a significant leak of milk and eggs spilled over the highway.

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