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Dump truck forced into ditch on SR-522

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A dump truck lies on its side in a ditch after being forced off the road.
Photo by Andrew Walgamott/Woodinville Weekly.

dump truck accident by Andrew Walgamott
A dump truck hauling fill dirt from the excavation project on 190th in Woodinville to a site in Maltby was forced into a ditch October 7. The accident occurred on Highway 522, approximately one mile north of the Highway 9 interchange at 11:30 Monday morning. The driver escaped injury.
   According to representatives of the hauling company, the driver had his truck on the shoulder of the highway, going 15 MPH up the hill towards Maltby, when he was crowded off the road by a wide load. The dump truck's tires dropped off the asphalt, carrying it into the ditch.
   The State Patrol called the accident a non-injury, non-reportable crash, saying it was "just a truck stuck in the ditch." No citations were issued. They left the clean-up to the trucking company.
   The dump truck sat in the ditch for several hours while four men shoveled dirt from the cargo beds in an effort to right the truck. The truck was towed that afternoon and was in use again Tuesday, following repairs for the minor damages suffered in the accident.