Logging truck accident jams traffic on SR 202

A crash along State route 202 this morning closed the road for several hours as crews cleared a logging truck from the road.

The accident occurred sometime around 7 a.m., with Snoqualmie Police Department requesting assistance from the Washington State Patrol around 7:45 a.m., said State Patrol Spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson.

A logging truck with a full load was making a turn onto the parkway around milepost 26 when its rear axle appears to have broken. Part of the load of logs slid off the truck and struck one vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle was unable to get out of the car due to the logs, and the roof of the vehicle was cut off by the fire department. The driver was taken to an area hospital with a wrist injury, Johnson said. A second passenger vehicle was struck by a sign that was knocked over in the accident. Neither the occupants of that vehicle, or the logging truck, were injured.

The Washington State Patrol handles investigations dealing with commercial vehicles, and are conducting an inspection of the logging truck to determine if the accident stemmed from a mechanical issue or something else.

As of 10:20 a.m., the roadway had been cleared and was reopened.