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Firefighters cut truck to free man after Meridian Street crash

A crash at the intersection of Indiana and Meridian streets caused a truck to roll over and trap the driver inside Monday, Dec. 29, but the man had no injuries, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, the driver of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup traveling west on West Indiana Street stopped at a stop sign at Meridian Street, then pulled out in front of a sedan traveling southbound on Meridian, Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said. After the Chevrolet was struck by the sedan, the driver’s side of the truck rolled onto the street, trapping the driver inside.

Firefighters cut an access hatch on the roof of the pickup and lifted the man out. He was transferred onto a gurney as a precaution, but he only had a scratch on his hand and was not sent to the hospital, Vander Yacht said.

The Chevrolet driver could not explain why he did not see the car before pulling out into the intersection, Vander Yacht said. There is no indication that the car traveling southbound was speeding.

Both vehicles were towed. The identities of the drivers had not been released as of Monday afternoon.

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