Tacoma, Washington – Four Vehicles Involved in Wrong-Way Crash at I-5
Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 11:26 pm
Tacoma, Washington (June 3, 2019) – Two drivers were taken to the Tacoma General Hospital after a four-vehicle crash on the Interstate 5. The conditions of the drivers have not been provided. Three children riding in one of the cars involved appeared to be uninjured in the incident, but were still taken Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma as a precaution.
According to troopers, the causing driver was driving north in the southbound lanes at Portland Avenue, and struck another car while doing so. The struck car spun into another vehicle, while the causing vehicle collided head-on with yet another vehicle. Additionally, the causing driver was said to be impaired, which was a factor in the resulting incident. The causing driver is now facing charges of driving impaired as well as driving the wrong way.
About Vehicle Accidents
Vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This particular accident is a case of head on collision, one of the most deadly types of collision. Like many other vehicle accidents, head on collisions can happen because of lapse of attention, not following traffic regulations, or driving under the influence. Injuries associated with head-on include broken bones, head and spinal injuries, as well as wrist fractures.
Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.