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Semi-Truck Accident Along Columbia Center Boulevard in Richland

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Traffic is back to normal Monday evening after a semi-truck accident in the area of southbound Columbia Center Blvd. and State Route 240 in Richland. Traffic is back to normal Monday evening after a semi-truck accident in the area of southbound Columbia Center Blvd. and State Route 240 in Richland.
RICHLAND, WA - Traffic is back to normal Monday evening after a semi-truck accident in the area of southbound Columbia Center Blvd. and State Route 240 in Richland.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Kennewick Fire Battalion Chief Tod Kruetz says the driver, 62-year-old Burgess Crandall, took the 240 eastbound exit ramp onto Columbia Center Blvd. too fast and that's what caused the semi-truck to tip.

Paramedics took Crandall to the hospital with minor injuries.

A woman driving a van next to the truck noticed it was about to fall on top of her so she acted quickly and accelerated, the truck only clipped the rear fender of the van as it fell. Kruetz says this is why defensive driving is so important.

"If you're driving and your texting or messing with the radio or not paying attention, there's a lot of stuff that goes on around you that you're not aware of, it happens that quick. She did a great job," Kruetz told NBC Right Now.