This is what happens when two pickup trucks enter an intersection without pausing or stopping first

DAVID F. ASHTON - The impact of the crash broke this wheel off a pickup truck. Drivers of both trucks exchanged information, and called for tow trucks. A collision between two pickup trucks caused a resounding boom in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood on Friday, April 8, at 6:54 p.m., at the intersection of S.E. Flavel Drive and 52nd Avenue.

A white Mazda SE-5 pickup truck had been northbound on S.E. 52nd Avenue, approaching the intersection. Just before it got there, the driver of a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck chose to accelerate eastbound across the intersection on Flavel Drive.

The front driver's side of the Mazda struck the Ford directly on the front passenger's side tire and wheel. When the Ford's driver tried to move his truck out of the intersection, the wheel collapsed and ground down into the pavement. The Mazda proved drivable, but smoke was issuing from its engine compartment.

Although emergency medical first-responders arrived, paramedics were waved off by the participants. East Precinct officers were dispatched, but were delayed getting there due to the unusually heavy volume of 9-1-1 calls that evening. Since there apparently were no significant injuries, those involved in the accident simply exchanged information and called tow trucks.

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