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Man crashes into dump truck, critically injured in Puyallup

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 19, 2009 at 10:34 am |
November 19, 2009 10:34 am

Puyallup police are investigating a serious-injury crash Wednesday afternoon in front of the South Hill Mall.

According to the preliminary investigation, a Nissan drove into the back of a large dump truck that had been stopped at a traffic light in the 3600 block of South Meridian Street just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, police report.

The Nissan’s 43-year-old driver suffered significant injuries. He was transported to the hospital with what initially were described as life threatening injuries. He was expected to survive, police report.

No one else was in the Nissan. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

The police department’s major collision response team investigated. Traffic on Meridian was reduced to one lane during the investigation.

The team continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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