A truck owned by Azzie's Storage rolled
downhill Friday, flattening one of the small historic sheds
but turning and stopping before reaching Coolidge Drive.
Photo: Louise Donahue
April 25, 2005
No one hurt in truck accident near base of campus
By Louise Donahue
An effort to move a storage container behind the police station
went badly awry on Friday morning when the truck rolled down
a steep incline near the main entrance to campus.
The truck turned and came to rest before reaching Coolidge
Drive across from the Cook House. There was no driver in the
truck when the accident occurred about 10 a.m., police said.
No one was injured in the accident, which drew considerable
attention from nearby drivers and pedestrians.
Drip pans were set up quickly at the site to avoid seepage
of chemicals, such as transmission fluid, into the soil before
the vehicle was towed away.
On its way downhill, the truck struck and destroyed one of
the small historic buildings dating to the time before UCSC's
arrival, when the land was part of the Cowell Ranch. The building
apparently housed at least one skunk, and the area smelled strongly
of skunk Friday morning.
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