Local news sources have reported an accident involving a mail truck driver in Federal Way. According to official statements from the Washington State Patrol, a 47-year-old woman from Des Moines was driving the truck going southbound on an interchange on Highway 18, that’s when she hit four trucks from the Transportation Department at once.
The workers were placing barrels out of the trucks when they were hit. The area where the accident happened was a construction work zone. The Washington State Patrol claims that the accident led one of the DOT drivers to the hospital after the crash.
Authorities took the mail truck driver under custody after the crash and up to this point, there haven’t been any more details regarding the accident although all sources claim that this may have been a driving under the influence case.
The Ecology Department said that after the accident, diesel fuel leaked from the trucks onto the road.
As a Federal Way personal injury attorney I hope that the authorities are working hard to clean up the diesel spill that happened due to this accident.
Any personal injury lawyer can tell you that an extensive investigation will be necessary so the causes of this accident can be determined.