The failure of a commercial truck to stop in time at a traffic light on the McCullough Bridge in North Bend caused a chain reaction crash Tuesday afternoon. Traffic was closed on Highway 101 at the bridge for two hours.
At 1:51 p.m., two passenger vehicles, a utility truck and a commercial truck towing a semi-trailer were stopped at the north end of the McCullough Bridge. 57-year old Richard C. Wilson of Bandon was pulling a lo of logs in a 2006 Kenworth truck. He failed to stop in time, crashed into the rear of the trailer, causing a chain-reaction crash.
Wilson was trapped inside as the logs shifted forward into the back of his truck. He was extricated by responders from the North Bay Rural Fire Protection District. He was transported to Bay Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A passenger in one vehicle went to the same hospital with minor injuries. One passenger vehicle driver suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.
The crash remains under investigation.