Truck dangles from edge of the Snake River Bridge in Franklin County

Franklin County
Image credit: Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Facebook

PASCO, Wash. — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene of an erratic driving incident that left a pickup truck clinging to the edge of a bridge over the confluence of the Snake River and Columbia River northeast of the Tri-Cities.

According to a social media alter shared by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, authorities attribute the incident to a male driver who was out of control between the speed and swerve of his pickup truck.

The Franklin County driver was riding across the bridge linking Pasco and Burbank when he lost control of his vehicle and tipped over the concrete barrier of the Snake River Bridge. Fortunately, his front tires were latched to the barrier, keeping the truck from completely falling into the water.

Deputies confirmed that the driver was able to safely exit the vehicle without any severe injuries or harm. However, Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers responded to the scene and conducted a DUI investigation to find out whether the driver was under the influence at the time of his accident.

At the time this story is being published, authorities have not publically revealed whether the driver was impaired or not.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office poked fun at WSP in its Facebook post, stating the following: “Franklin County’s backs are hurting now from carrying WSP. (This is a friendly joke with a fellow agency.)”


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