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No serious injuries in truck crash off Pali Highway

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COMA dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.
    KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.
  • COURTESY JENNY STORMThe dump truck was heading south on the Pali Highway when its breaks stopped working. The driver pulled off to the nearest lookout to avoid hitting another car before he jumped out.
    COURTESY JENNY STORM
    The dump truck was heading south on the Pali Highway when its breaks stopped working. The driver pulled off to the nearest lookout to avoid hitting another car before he jumped out.
  • COURTESY JENNY STORMThe driver of the dump truck was not seriously injured.
    COURTESY JENNY STORM
    The driver of the dump truck was not seriously injured.
  • COURTESY JENNY STORMA driver jumped out of a moving dump truck before it ran through a brick wall and over the side of a mountain today on the Pali Highway.
    COURTESY JENNY STORM
    A driver jumped out of a moving dump truck before it ran through a brick wall and over the side of a mountain today on the Pali Highway.
  • COURTESY SHANNAN OKINISHIA dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.
    COURTESY SHANNAN OKINISHI
    A dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.
  • COURTESY SHANNAN OKINISHIA dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.
    COURTESY SHANNAN OKINISHI
    A dump truck went over a lookout area today along Pali Highway.

A dump truck driver managed to escape with minor injuries Saturday before the truck he was driving plunged 50 feet down a cliff at a lookout area along the Pali Highway near Kapena Falls.

Police said the driver of the RK Construction truck noticed a problem with his brakes, pulled into the lookout parking lot, but the truck would not stop despite engaging the emergency brake.

The truck continued at 10 mph, and the driver jumped out before it went through a short rock wall and fell down the cliff at about 1:06 p.m. 

He was taken by ambulance in good condition to a hospital, police said.

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