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The big question here is how a car managed to drive right into the rear end of an Amazon delivery truck...

DAVID F. ASHTON - After running into the back of an Amazon delivery van on northbound on McLoughlin Boulevard at Holgate and pivoting up onto the sidewalk, the front end of this Subaru Outback was demolished. A two-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening, January 5, on northbound S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard near Holgate Boulevard, shut down the northbound lanes of the highway.

Central Precinct officers responded to the rear-ender, almost across the street from the Ross Island Sand & Gravel plant, at 6:34 p.m. that evening, and began rerouting traffic off the highway at Holgate.

"We don't know why, but it appears as a silver Subaru Outback rear-ended an 'Amazon Delivery' Sprinter-style van, causing the van to tip over," an officer told THE BEE at the scene.

Although it was dispatched as an injury accident, all those involved in the accident declined medical attention after the wreck, the officer said. But late afternoon commuter traffic was disrupted for a time.

A wrecker was sent to get the van back on its wheels and pulled onto the highway shoulder, allowing one northbound lane of S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard to reopen for traffic within an hour.

However, although it didn't appear to be badly damaged, the van no longer would start, so a heavy wrecker was called to tow away the van. Front-end damage to the Subaru was substantial, it also was towed from the scene to allow all lanes to reopen.


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