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Crash at Radio Drive and Bailey Road Roundabout Turns Truck on Its Side

No one was injured in the crash, which happened just before 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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.

 

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Skippy A January 27, 2013 at 08:28 PM
You should post a story on "how yo drive through a round a bout! People do not know the rules!!!
yomammy January 28, 2013 at 01:10 PM
1. you YEILD to traffic IN the roundabout. 2. its polite to use blinker when exiting it.
MarkhatesRoundabouts January 28, 2013 at 03:03 PM
The problem is that drivers do NOT understand the concept of YIELDing. It's not just in roundabouts, either. Ever turn west on Warner Road off of 61? The people going south on 61 onto Warner have a YIELD there. I HATE the roundabout in question in this story. Give me a stoplight anyday.
MarkhatesRoundabouts January 28, 2013 at 03:09 PM
My comment above was supposed to say "The people going south on 61 onto Warner have a YIELD there and almost NO ONE does." Trying to make the point that people don't know how to yield...
Kris Janisch January 28, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Here's the story I did called: Know Your Woodbury Roundabout: http://patch.com/A-dz1w

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