• Log Truck Blocks Simpson

    Log Truck Blocks SimpsonABERDEEN, Wash. – A Log Truck lost it’s logs this morning on simpson Avenue, closing both lanes to traffic for several hours while a self-loader truck could clean up the spilt logs.


    Aberdeen Police were on scene minutes after the accident that sent logs across both lanes of Simpson just before 10 this morning. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us the preliminary investigation shows the reach broke on the truck, causing a jack-knife like situation where the trailer almost passed the truck before tipping over. No One was injured, and no other damages were apparent, The State Patrol is working with Aberdeen Police and Public Utility crews to clean up the scene, traffic is expected to be detoured until after noon today.



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  • Dangerous Trucks on Washington Roads

    SEATTLE – If you were one of the estimated 30 million Americans who spent part of the long weekend on the nation’s highways, a new report says you had some unwelcome and dangerous company. An American Association of Justice (AAJ) analysis of government data finds that drivers in Washington state share the road with 57 state trucking companies that have racked up multiple federal safety violations while operating 197 trucks.

    Brad Fulton, president of the Washington State Association of Justice, says it’s a nationwide problem.

    "You know, out of 200,000 trucks, there are 28,000 violations. That’s a pretty high percentage and, you know, they kill 4,000 people every year."

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  • Log Truck Involved in Accident Burns to The Ground Several Hours Later

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A Log truck involved in an accident earlier this week burned to the ground last night

    The Aberdeen Fire Department tells KBKW the Peterbuilt semi was parked alongside Kenworth Northwest for repairs, when it appears a short in the battery compartment sparked the fire. The cab of the truck was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived, the blaze was quickly extinguished, but the truck was a total loss.
    This truck was involved in a two car collision Wednesday morning when a vehicle ran a flashing red light and sideswiped the truck.

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  • Hoquiam Accident Closes 109 for Several Hours Thursday

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Driver of the Toyota 4-runner involved in yesterday morning’s accident remains in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center.
    eye witnesses report around 7:30 yesterday morning a 1999 Toyota 4-runner heading Westbound on State Route 109 suddenly jerked into oncoming traffic and was unsuccessful attempting to get back into it’s own lane before it was sideswiped by a fully loaded log truck. According to witnesses both vehicles appeared to be traveling at about 50 miles per hour. Hoquiam’s Deputy Chief of Police Jim Maloney reports the impact tore both driver’s side tires off of the 4-runner, and nearly tore off the driver’s side door. The 4-runner was spun around 360 degrees ejecting the driver who apparently was not wearing her seatbelt. The 48 year old Aberdeen woman was found partially under the diver’s side of her vehicle, unconscious and unresponsive while being treated at the scene. She was transported to Community Hospital with severe head trauma and other injuries, later transferred to Harborview. The driver of the Log Truck, a 42 year old Hoquiam man was treated at the scene for possible neck and back injuries and transported to Community Hospital as well.
    Traffic was rerouted around the collision scene for over three hours yesterday while officers investigated.

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  • Log Truck Rollover Accident in Hoquiam

    On Wednesday evening 3/11/09 at about 6:10 PM Hoquiam police responded to the report of a log truck roll-over accident in the area of 5th and Simpson Avenue.  

     Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Kenworth Log Truck, driven by a 24 year old Arlington, Washington man, was completing a turn from 5th Street to southbound on Simpson Avenue when the second of two trailers the truck was pulling rolled over.  Both trailers were loaded with logs.   

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