A Friday afternoon accident involving a semi truck killed at least one person, the Washington State Patrol has reported. The accident involved two trucks and an SUV.
According to news reports, a semi truck was heading west on SR-546 when at about 12:45 p.m. the driver allowed the vehicle to cross into the eastbound lane, where it crashed into an SUV head-on. Officials claim that the semi was trying to avoid hitting a truck that had stopped preparing to turn onto Vinup Road.
The collision killed the SUV driver. A passenger was transported to the hospital. The semi truck driver did not suffer any injuries, WSP officials reported.
Officials said that the truck driver is cooperating with the investigation.
After the crash, traffic officials closed the roadway for an investigation and cleanup.
Semi and trailer accidents often involve a great deal of property damage due to the large size of the vehicles involved. Unfortunately, these types of crashes often lead to more than just property damage, putting lives in jeopardy.
Due to the impact of the collision, truck accidents can lead to severe injuries and even death, making these collisions particularly dangerous.
Over the decades, we have helped countless semi accident victims. We know the pain and suffering the injured and their loved ones face as during the recovery process. It pains us to see yet another deadly truck accident being reported in Washington.
We hope officials are looking into this accident in depth to help us understand what factors led to the collision.
We will continue to report on these accidents to help raise awareness of the risks in the hopes that these reports will help our clients and readers avoid similar collisions.
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