Columbia Auto Accident on Parrots Ferry Road
COLUMBIA, CA (July 26, 2020) – Early Friday morning, Bradley Kraus was involved in a big rig crash on Parrots Ferry Road.
According to reports, just before 7:00 a.m., 58-year-old Bradley Kraus of Oakdale headed north down a steep curvy section of the road before the bridge.
After realizing that he was in trouble at a speed of about 25 mph in his 2014 Peterbilt three-axle dump truck. The big rig was hauling a trailer loaded with gravel. Unfortunately, he failed to stop.
Sonora Unit CHP spokesperson Steve Machado said, “As Mr. Kraus approached a curve in the roadway, he applied the brakes. However, his vehicle did not respond. Mr. Kraus decided to steer his vehicle to the right into a mountainside to slow it down. The truck missed the mountain however, the right side of the trailer struck the side of the mountain. As a result, the trailer overturned, and gravel spilled on the roadway blocking the southbound lane.”
Due to the crash, the authorities directed one-way traffic control with minimal delays. The delays took place for around two hours tow crews worked at the scene. Fortunately, Bradley Kraus sustained injuries in the crash.
Authorities do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. Investigators are looking into Kraus’ claims of mechanical failure before determining the cause of the crash.
May this incident be a reminder for all motorists to drive responsibly. Moreover, drivers should also keep in mind that driving under the influence will lead to dangerous road accidents.
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