UPDATE 1:08 PM: Traffic light knocked out by crash at Lewiston intersection |
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Traffic lights at the intersection of 21st Street and 8th Avenue in Lewiston were extinguished on Monday morning when a pickup truck crashed into two traffic cabinets on the edge of the road, according to a press release from the city of Lewiston.
The wreckage occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday and the traffic light remains off at 1 p.m. Vehicles cross the four-way intersection, with temporary stop signs in place.
Michael G. Delp, 61, a Lewiston resident, was heading north on 21st Street when his 1992 Ford F-150 struck the back of a 2015 Toyota RAV4 stopped at a red light at the intersection, according to the press release. The RAV4 was pushed into the oncoming traffic lane while the F-150 continued northeast and struck the signal cabinets, causing the traffic lights to black out.
Lewiston police and firefighters responded to the wreckage at 9:50 a.m. Monday. The intersection was partially closed for about 75 minutes.
RAV4 driver Virginia N. Browne, 79, of Lewiston, had visible injuries but was not taken to hospital, according to the news release. His vehicle sustained extensive damage to the rear.
Approximately $20,000 in damage was done to signal cabinets and power. Charges are pending for Delp for distracted driving, according to the press release.
Lewiston Public Works placed signs at the intersection until the sign boxes were repaired.
ORIGINAL POST: A single-vehicle accident Monday morning knocked out the traffic light at the intersection of 21st Street and 8th Avenue in Lewiston.
The northbound lane on 21st Street was closed. Traffic moves slowly in the southbound lane.
This story will be updated.