WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk escaped serious injury after a semi trailer rolled over and crashed into his car Friday morning, police said.
The semi was headed westbound on SR 14, near milepost 22, and Palahniuk was parked in a driveway on the north side of the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol incident report.
When the semi driver took a curve too fast, his trailer tipped over and slid toward the car. The trailer struck the side of the car before coming to rest blocking the westbound lanes, the report read.
Palahniuk said he had a sore neck after the crash, accoring to the injury report, but he was not taken to a hospital. The semi driver was not injured. He was cited for speeding.
The semi tractor remained upright throughout the crash. The car and the trailer were totaled.