Head-on crash closes Holgate Boulevard; no injuries
"I'm really surprised that no one was killed! But in fact, it looks like both drivers are walking around," remarked witness Jose Vargas-Gomez, after seeing the offset head-on crash on S.E. Holgate Boulevard at 51st Avenue on Sunday, March 14.
Dispatched as an injury accident on the border of the Woodstock and the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhoods, police and fire units rolled into the area at 2:12 p.m.. However, the emergency first responders found no crash victims – just two very badly damaged pickup trucks. One was a new Ford F150, still with temporary tags; the other was an unidentifiable pickup truck.
Holgate Boulevard was closed to traffic for a time, while officers helped the drivers exchange identification and insurance information. "No citations were issued," an officer said.
Because there wasn't an injury involved, per long-standing city policy officers were not to investigate this crash – which appeared to have occurred when one vehicle crossed over the center line and smashed into the other, coming the other way. Since both drivers had insurance, their respective insurers will now be left to sort it all out.