Semi-Truck Dangles Over Freeway Pass on I-90

It was a scary situation for a semi-truck driver Tuesday night as he sat in his cab dangling over the edge of an Interstate 90 overpass.

Sameth Dam, 42, of Renton, was driving his semi-truck on I-90 yesterday when his truck skidded partially over the side of the overpass. The truck’s wheels left the roadway and the truck hit the guardrail near milepost 83, according to news reports. The truck’s cab then skidded over the edge of the bridge, and came to a rest as it dangled partially over the overpass.

The truck accident occurred around 9:50 a.m., according to the Washington State Patrol troopers. The troopers listed the cause of crash as “driving with wheels off the roadway.”

Snow and icy conditions made driving more treacherous on Stevens Pass from an overnight snowstorm the hit most of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains.

As a Bellevue car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear that Dam wasn’t injured in the scary truck accident. His The 2001 Freightliner TK 86, however, was totaled. I urge people to drive carefully in snow and icey conditions, especially over the passes, where poor road conditions are expected.

The accident caused the left westbound lane of I-90 to be closed from about 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.