Driver hits street sweeper

Published 4:50 am Friday, July 21, 2017

A Bogalusa woman was cited for failure to yield after crashing into a street sweeper at the intersection of South Columbia Street and Long Avenue early Wednesday morning, according to Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department.

Knight, the public information officer for the BPD, said the call about the two-vehicle accident came through at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Khadijah Buckley, 22, was traveling east on Long Avenue in a 2009 Nissan Altima when she failed to yield for the stop sign at the intersection of South Columbia Street and struck a street sweeper that was traveling north on South Columbia Street, Knight said.

“The impact caused the street sweeper to overturn onto its side,” he said.

According to Knight, the street sweeper was operated by Zachary Riley, 21, of Bogalusa, who is an employee of the City of Bogalusa Public Works Department.

“Riley was properly restrained by a safety lap belt that kept him from being ejected,” Knight said.

The Bogalusa Fire Department and Northshore Emergency Medical Service were also dispatched to the wreck scene. Riley was transported by Northshore EMS to Our Lady Of Angels Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.

Riley was treated for minor injuries and released.