News Y-plate And Dump Truck Collide On Route 58 Causing 7 KM Traffic Backup

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URASOE – At approximately 7 a.m. on May 31, an accident involving a Y-plate and dump truck occurred on Route 58 in the Nakanishi area of Urasoe City.

According to Urasoe Police officials, a man in the US military driving the Y-plate vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital in a conscious state.

The dump truck slid and blocked all three northbound lanes of Route 58.

Traffic restrictions were placed at the intersection of the incident until being removed at 09:23 a.m. causing a traffic jam which resulted in a backup of approximately 7 kilometers.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Urasoe Police Department.
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