2/24 car accident on 56th

Several MLTnews readers mentioned a car accident on 56th Ave W Wednesday afternoon. I drove by the scene, as it’s on my way home from work, about 45 minutes after the initial collision. They ended up 56th Ave W for almost an hour to clean up the scene.

Here are the details:
The fire department was called out at 4:52 p.m. A small sedan t-boned a pickup truck at the intersection and the pickup truck ended up on its roof. Another car was also hit, but had only very minor front end damage. The male driver of the sedan was uninjured. A man and his two children were inside the pickup truck. The man told firefighters they were all wearing seatbelts. All were out of the vehicle and walking around when firefighters arrived. The truck driver told firefighters he was assisted by passerby who opened the truck door and assisted him out of the vehicle. The truck driver told firefighters he was then able to help his children get out of the backseat where they were suspended upside down in their car seats. No serious injuries — the truck driver agreed to go to Stevens Hospital for evaluation and he and his children were transported there by ambulance. Firefighters remained on the scene to assist with cleanup and put down absorbent materials to soak up power steering fluid that had leaked on the ground.

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