A truck driver that spilled part of his load of corn along Interstate 182 may have been caused by driving drunk, according to news reports.
The incident occurred around 7:20 a.m. when the 50-year-old driver was eastbound in his 2003 Freightliner truck pulling one trailer when he left the highway near Richland. The truck traveled 1,750 feet through the median before hitting the gravel, the report said. That’s when it got knocked onto its side, spilling the corn, according to news reports.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver may have been drinking and driving. The truck was totaled.
The truck driver was injured in the crash and transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Troopers don’t know if he was wearing a seat belt in the crash.
The accident is being investigated. No other injuries were reported.
As a Bellingham car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this drinking and driving accident. I’m glad to hear that no one was seriously injured in this crash. I urge drivers to never drink and drive, as it is not only dangerous to the driver, but everyone around them.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyerin Bellingham.