A Mattawa man was hurt when his Honda Accord hit an oncoming semi truck north of Pasco on Sunday night.
The man, whose name was not released, was driving south on Taylor Flats road approaching Selph Landing Road when he crossed the center line at about 9:30 p.m., said Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond.
The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, he said. The semi truck driver was not hurt.
Raymond said driver inattention was likely the cause of the collison.
Taylor Road is busy with commuters and agricultural vehicles and sometimes people are impatient trying to pass slower vehicles, he said. About 8,000 vehicles a day use the road.
A fatal collision happened more than two weeks ago on the same road when a driver crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle, killing both drivers.
In August, a 56-year-old Pasco woman died after the driver of the car she was riding in ran a stop sign at the intersection of Taylor Road and Selph Landing Road.
“There’s not a very big margin of error,” Raymond said. “(The road) requires you to stay in your lane and pay attention.”
No more information and the latest collision was available Monday morning.