Woman injured, gallons of fuel spill in collision

Jan 22, 2014
Courtesy of: Marty Martinis Public Works crews clean up 40 gallons of diesel that spilled after a collision between a pickup and a dump truck on Jan. 15 on the corner of 84th Street S.W. and Mukilteo Speedway.

A woman was injured after the brakes of a dump truck went out a hill in the morning of Jan. 15 in Mukilteo and it collided with her pickup.

Around 8:15 a.m., a dump truck was driving down the steep hill on 84th Street S.W. when its brakes went out and it could not stop, according to a Mukilteo police report. The truck collided with a pickup headed southbound on the Mukilteo Speedway.

When it crashed, the dump truck’s fuel tank ruptured and spilled about 40 gallons of diesel into the intersection, according to a Public Works employee. The truck hit the driver’s side of the pickup.

The driver of the pickup was transported to a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition, police said.

Public Works cleaned up the fuel and Washington State Patrol assisted Mukilteo police with the collision investigation.

“I just want to give a shout out to the Public Works workers,” said Marty Martinis streets lead for the department. “We are first responders, too. We’re on call 24/7.”

-Sara Bruestle

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