Vehicle struck construction crew’s truck, drove off

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at 12:27 pm    

PARKER, WA – An unknown driver struck a construction crew’s truck-mounted attenuator on Monday morning before driving off, according to the state Department of Transportation.

WDOT reported that the crew was painting stripes on US Highway 97 in Parker around 11:30 a.m. when the car struck their truck’s attenuator. A truck-mounted attenuator is a safety device designed to absorb the impact of a crash, in case a distracted driver accidentally veers into the construction zone. For this reason, they are also sometimes called hero trucks, safety trucks, and cushion trucks.

No one on the crew was injured in this incident.

It is not clear whether the accident is being investigated or if the driver will be charged if identified.

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