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Moving truck tips over on West Linn hill

No one was injured


A moving truck turned over at the intersection of Palomino Way and Appaloosa Way Friday afternoon.TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - A moving truck turned over at the intersection of Palomino Way and Appaloosa Way Friday afternoon.

No one was injured. The driver said he was heading downhill on Appaloosa Way toward Palomino Way when the brakes failed, and the truck was travelling at about 80 miles per hour before tipping over.

"We were directly behind about 10 feet, and we just saw the thing lost its brakes halfway down this hill," said Kevin Morton, who was part of the moving crew. "He was going pretty slow, but then when he lost his brakes he got going a little faster, hit this corner and all I saw was the back wheels of the trailer going, going and gone.

"It was surreal. I hate that word, but it was."

Morton helped the driver, Koby, out of the truck. According to Koby, the truck was only supposed to travel about half of a mile within West Linn.

Police were on scene shortly after the crash, and the roads were closed.