Semitrailer rolls, strikes 'Fight Club' author

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WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Washington say the bestselling author of "Fight Club," Chuck Palahniuk, sustained minor injuries after a semitrailer rolled over and crashed into his car.

Palahniuk told officers he had a sore neck, but he was not taken to a hospital after the crash near Washougal, Wash., a suburb of Portland, Ore.

Washington State Patrol officials say Palahniuk was parked in a driveway next to a state highway when the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control. The trailer tipped over, slid toward the car and struck the side. KGW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/GNCfxV ) that the car was a total loss.

The driver of the semitrailer was not injured and was cited for speeding.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/