Antique '68 Dodge pickup damaged in collision with semi

Posted 1/19/23

A Port Townsend man crashed into the back of a Peterbuilt truck tractor at Highway 20 and US Highway 101 after the brakes failed on his 1968 Dodge pickup.

No one was hurt in the collision, …

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Antique '68 Dodge pickup damaged in collision with semi

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A Port Townsend man crashed into the back of a Peterbuilt truck tractor at Highway 20 and US Highway 101 after the brakes failed on his 1968 Dodge pickup.

No one was hurt in the collision, according to Washington State Trooper Katherine Weatherwax.

The wreck happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.

A 2016 Peterbuilt semi-trailer truck, driven by a 63-year-old Aberdeen man, was traveling west on Highway 20 and slowed to make a left-hand turn onto US 101.

A 68-year-old man from Port Townsend was behind the semi in the Dodge pickup, and the brakes to the pickup failed as the driver tried to move to the right to avoid a collision.

Weatherwax said the Dodge was unable to move in time and hit the rear of the semi-truck.

The Dodge sustained considerable damage, while there was no damage to the semi. The antique pickup had only 50,000 miles on it, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash was the first of two collisions involving semi-trailer trucks in Jefferson County on Thursday morning.

The Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers to be cautious when sharing the road with commercial vehicles, and to give them plenty of space as it takes trucks longer to stop.

 

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