According to the local news, a Kirkland 47-year-old woman was involved in an accident on Interstate 405. The Washington State Patrol has reported officially that the accident happened sometime Sunday night. Authorities claim that the northbound lane of the I-405 in Bellevue was closed during many hours after the accident.
The woman was allegedly driving her Toyota Camry when something caused her to lose control of the wheel, which caused the vehicle to hit a tanker truck. The authorities say that the trailer rolled down making the rig slide across the interstate.
The Washington State Patrol reports that the accident caused the truck to spill something like 3,400 gallons of gasoline. According to the official statement from the Department of Ecology and many other different sources, the oil allegedly reached the drainage system.
The reports say that both drivers had their seatbelts fastened and that the authorities are investigating the real causes of the accident. Up to this point it is still unknown if the oil has reached Lake Washington.
As a Bellevue car accident attorney I hope that both drivers will recover quickly and that the authorities will work hard to keep our stream from being polluted by the oil spill.
Any car accident related to the distracted driving of others should be taken to a personal injury lawyer in your area right away.