Snack truck gets crunched

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 26, 2011

By Sarah Campbell
No one was seriously injured in a wreck on Jake Alexander Boulevard near the Alexander Pointe shopping center Wednesday morning.
Michael Alexander, 59, was transported to Rowan Regional Medical Center after his Pontiac Grand Am collided with a snack delivery truck about 9:30 a.m. near the intersection with Brenner Avenue.
“(The Grand Am) was attempting to make a U-turn and didn’t see the truck coming up behind him,” Salisbury Police Officer J.P. Miller said.
Alexander was briefly trapped inside his car with the delivery truck against the driver’s side door.
Miller said Alexander was conscious and alert Wednesday afternoon. He was treated and released from Rowan Regional.
Tim Howard, the driver the of truck, said he was getting into the turn lane to make a delivery at Harris Teeter when the car cut in front of him.
“I did everything I could to stop and not hit him, but I couldn’t do it on these roads,” he said.
The street was slippery from morning showers.
Howard, an independent operator for Snyder’s of Hanover, said this is his first accident in more than a decade on the job.
Howard, 43, of Mocksville was not injured in the accident.
The Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County EMS responded to the scene.
Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.