An accident that occurred mid-afternoon on Wednesday was causing a miles-long back up on I-5, according to recent news sources.
The accident happened on I-5 just south of Woodland, with the back up reaching all the way to La Center, according to authorities on the scene.
Washington State Patrol has reported that the car accident involved a car and a semi-truck. The collision took place at mile marker 20.
The back up is contributed to by the lane that is closed for construction in that area. A Washington State Patrol dispatcher was unsure about how long it would take for the accident and the traffic to clear up.
The extent of injuries or details surrounding the accident are not know at this time.
As an auto accident attorney in Federal Way, I hope that no serious injuries will be reported as a result of this collision. In my experience as a Federal Way personal injury lawyer, sem-truck collisions statistically cause more fatalities to car drivers and passengers, but I hope this is not the case. I urge all drivers to practice caution when traveling on busy roadways and to always wear a seatbelt, making sure that everyone traveling with you wears one as well.