The TV helicopter buzzing the backside of Capitol Hill this morning was getting shots of this — a gravel truck barrelled down Madison, smashing into cars before crashing into the dry cleaners across the street from Essential Bakery:
Chad Cook, the driver of the truck, tells KIRO Radio that his brakes went out while heading down the steep grade on East Madison, “I had no brakes. I had the pedal to the floor, I was screaming at the top of my lungs inside the truck. I just braced myself as hard as I could with my arms, and I let god take care of the rest.”
Fortunate that nobody was injured. As our tipster pointed out, the nearby Pizza Hut was spared. Central District News is also at the scene.