I-90 Plagued With Crashes on Icy Saturday

Multiple people were injured Saturday morning in a six car pileup on snowy Interstate 90 bear Cle Elum, according to the Washington State Patrol.

“The chain-reaction crash happened about 8:30 a.m. after an eastbound Toyota RAV-4 struck a concrete barrier on the right side before sliding across both lanes and stopping on the left shoulder,” according to news reports.

One woman suffered a skull fracture in the car accident, a 3-year-old girl broke her legs and a 28-year-old woman broke her nose. The victims were transported to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.

The six-car pileup wasn’t the only problem on I-90 Saturday morning. State troopers told news reports they responded to “more than 20 crashes along I-90 in just two hours Saturday morning” and 78 crashes were reported Saturday between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

“We got to retrain ourselves to remember that it is still icy, still snowy out here and we’ve got to drive appropriately,” said Trooper Gregory Riddell, with Washington State Patrol.

As a Bellevue car accident attorney, I urge drivers to remember to slow down and give extra space between cars when driving in wintery conditions. I hope everyone involved in crashes on Saturday experience a speedy recovery.