Newport Police say nobody was hurt when a fully (dirt) loaded dump truck rammed a small car at the intersection of Highway 101 and 25th Friday, around noon. The back of the car was moderately pushed in. Those inside were wearing seat belts and police say there were no apparent injuries. Driver of the truck was not injured and his truck was not damaged other than a few blue smudges on his wide steel bumper.
Police say the trucker told them that it appeared to him that the driver of the blue car had been sitting in the left turn lane when she decided not to turn left and then suddenly merged into the left regular travel lane. The truck driver said he didn’t have enough time to stop to avoid hitting her.
Police say no citations were issued at the scene and that their investigation is continuing.