A billboard and truck sustained heavy damage, but there were no serious injuries in an unusual one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Fenner Avenue and North West Street (SR 73) in Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro Police Department said the accident was reported at 3:40 p.m.
Clyde Fox, 65, of Hillsboro, was driving a pickup truck westbound on Fenner Avenue when the police department reported that Fox said the vehicle’s accelerator stuck or had some other type of equipment malfunction.
Rather than enter traffic on North West Street, Fox cut the vehicle sharp to the left just before the intersection, then traveled several yards off the road before driving under billboard signs.
Fox said he laid over in the front seat of the vehicle as the truck passed underneath the billboard. The truck, which was pulling a trailer with a four-wheeler strapped to it, came to rest on the other side of the billboard just before entering a small stream.
Fox had minor injuries, but refused treatment at the scene, the police department said.
Fox was cited for failure to maintain control.
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