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Pickup lands atop two cars at Kent parking lot

A pickup landed on two cars after crashing Friday, Feb. 7, along the West Valley Highway in Kent near South 219th Street. The driver sustained a minor injury. - COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
A pickup landed on two cars after crashing Friday, Feb. 7, along the West Valley Highway in Kent near South 219th Street. The driver sustained a minor injury.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

A pickup truck driver reportedly clipped a semitrailer along the West Valley Highway in Kent and ended up going over a curb, striking eight parked cars at a business and landing on top of two cars.

No one was seriously injured in the accident at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 southbound on the West Valley Highway near South 219th Street, according to an email from Kent Police Sgt. Jarod Kasner.

A tractor-trailer traveling southbound on the highway moved over to make a right turn into a parking lot in the 21900 block when a pickup truck reportedly tried to pass the semi on the right. The pickup driver, a 21-year-old Seattle man, clipped the semi and then overcorrected the steering, causing him to lose control.

The pickup driver sustained a minor injury, Kasner said. The semitrailer driver was not injured. The parked cars were unoccupied.

Police cited the pickup driver for investigation of speed too fast for conditions.


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