Drivers near Hood Canal bridge experienced major traffic backups Tuesday thanks to a rear-end collision involving two semi-trucks.
One truck rear-ended the other truck as they were traveling north near Highway 3’s intersection with Baltic Lane around 2:15 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.
“A 64-year-old Port Angeles man driving a 2009 Kenworth T800 was slowing for traffic when a 2009 Mack log truck driven by a 49-year-old Bremerton man didn’t stop in time. The Bremerton man could be cited for driving too closely,” according to the news report.
The Port Angeles driver who was rear-ended was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton with back and neck injuries. The Bremerton man was not injured. His truck, however, was towed from the scene.
Drivers who were affected by the accident were backed up for more than an hour while troopers and the state Department of Transportation road crews closed one lane of traffic to move the trucks from the road.
As a Tacoma car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear no other injuries occurred as a result of this truck accident. Trucking accidents can be especially dangerous because they are so much larger than other vehicles on the road. I urge drivers to pay attention to their surroundings and leave enough time to stop behind vehicles so accidents like this don’t occur. I hope the victim in the crash experiences a speedy recovery.