Injury Blog

Car Crashes into DOT Truck

Post On 03-02-2011

A man escaped injuries after crashing his vehicle into a Department of Transportation truck on Friday along Interstate 5, according to news reports.

The collision occurred around 11:35 a.m. when a 69-year-old driver was traveling southbound on I-5 just south of Trosper Road. He veered into an adjacent lane, crashing his 1998 Chevrolet Astrovan into a Department of(Read More)

Truck Accident Sends Driver through Windshield

Post On 02-15-2011

A man was seriously injured in a truck accident Monday morning when he was ejected through the windshield of his truck in a collision, according to news reports.
The incident occurred when the 51-year-old Puyallup man was driving his big rig truck on eastbound state Route 18 near Tiger Summit around 5 a.m. Monday.(Read More)

Garbage Truck Accident Shuts Down SR 526 Overpass

Post On 02-11-2011

An Everett overpass on State Route 526 was closed Friday morning while crews worked to repair the damage from a truck accident, according to news reports.

The incident occurred when a truck loaded with garbage hit an overpass near the Seaway Boulevard exit. The collision nearly bent a signal light pole in half near(Read More)

Multiple-Car Accident near Olympia

Post On 01-31-2011

Three cars crashed into each other on northbound Interstate 5 on Sunday morning in Olympia, blocking traffic, according to news reports.

The multiple-car collision occurred around 11:25 a.m. near DuPont along I-5, according to news reports. The accident backed up traffic for four miles to the Nisqually River Bridge, according to the state Department(Read More)

DOT Worker Killed by Falling Tree

Post On 01-18-2011

A man working for the Department of Transportation during the heavy rain storm that hit Western Washington Sunday night died after being struck by a falling tree.

The 12-year veteran of the department and an experienced tree-remover from North Bend, Wash., was called with his crews to help close roads and clear flood water on Highway 203, near(Read More)

Morning Snow Causes Backups on I-5

Post On 12-29-2010

Wednesday morning snow caused numerous spin-outs and backups on Washington freeways, according to the state Department of Transportation.

At least two Community Transit buses were stalled in front of Interstate 5 entrance ramps in Everett, where later a seven-mile backup pursued.

WSP Trooper Keith Leary, however, told news reports that there had not been any reports of injuries from(Read More)

Construction Ruled No Factor in Fatal Monroe Crash

Post On 12-06-2010

A car accident that killed a woman and injured her 2-year-old son was not caused by highway construction, transportation officials concluded this week.

The car accident occurred when a Monroe woman traveling eastbound on Highway 522 crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The crash, which occurred Nov. 4, was just south of the intersection(Read More)

Truck Accident Backs Up Traffic in Bremerton

Post On 12-01-2010

Drivers near Hood Canal bridge experienced major traffic backups Tuesday thanks to a rear-end collision involving two semi-trucks.

One truck rear-ended the other truck as they were traveling north near Highway 3’s intersection with Baltic Lane around 2:15 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.

“A 64-year-old Port Angeles man driving a 2009 Kenworth T800 was slowing for traffic(Read More)

Dump Truck Driver Swerves To Avoid Raccoon and Crashes

Post On 09-21-2010

A dump truck driver traveling along Highway 305 in the Suquamish area caused a massive traffic backup, just because he didn’t want to hit a raccoon.  As the driver came upon the raccoon in the middle of the highway, he swerved to avoid hitting it.  However, instead of stepping on the brakes as he did so, he(Read More)

Rainy Weather Leads to Slippery Roads and Accidents

Post On 09-09-2010

Yesterday brought with it a torrential downpour, congesting traffic all across the state.  This rainy weather created dangerous driving conditions in certain areas, particularly where concrete is used as opposed to asphalt.  In Kennewick, there is a new roundabout at the south end of the Highway 395 overpass that drivers complain gets very slick in rainy conditions. (Read More)