The back end of a truck was clipped by another vehicle as it went through the roundabout at Radio Drive and Bailey Road, sending the Ford F-150 on its side Monday afternoon.
No one was injured in the crash, which was surprising, said Allan Olson, Woodbury police officer/paramedic. Police got the call at 2:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.
A juvenile driver, with four other people in his 2007 Nissan Murano, was heading southbound on Radio Drive when he failed to yield at the roundabout and hit the truck, a 2013 model that had been purchased only a month ago, Olson said. The truck turned on its side and slid along the road but did not fully roll over, he said.
A father and his daughter were in the truck; they were heading to the airport, Olson said.
Police briefly blocked traffic heading westbound on Bailey Road as the scene was cleared, but it was open again about an hour later. Tow trucks were on the scene moving both vehicles.
Washington County officials often stress that accidents are less severe at roundabouts, and Olson said the crash could have been worse if it occurred at a traditional intersection.
“It all comes down to the speeds involved,” he said.