Pasco test-drivers involved in serious car accident

Photo Credit: Pasco Police Department, Facebook
A vehicle being test-driven rolled over around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 in Pasco, Washington.

PASCO, Wash. — Two men were injured following the crash of a vehicle that was being test-driven on Sunday evening. According to the Pasco Police Facebook post, one was taken to a hospital while the other sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

According to the post, the two men crashed in a roll-over accident around 8:23 p.m. on Sunday. The driver of the black, 2007 Nissan 350Z ran into a curb at Chapel Hill Blvd & Keeneland Ln, forcing the car to roll into a nearby home. It rested upon the window of the homeowners’ daughter’s bedroom.

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Pasco police report that the two individuals were initially trapped inside the vehicle as it leaked gasoline. Officers eventually extracted them from the vehicle with fire extinguishers in tow. The 21-year-old driver, who still may be charged with Reckless Driving, was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The driver allegedly took the car on a test drive as he considered purchasing or swapping his car in for this new one. Needless to say, the Pascoan driver isn’t likely to purchase that specific vehicle.

After a thorough police investigation, the Pasco PD says that there was no implication that substances were involved. Therefore, there will be no DUI charge in this particular case.

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