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How Does Truck Driver Fatigue Affect Truck Accidents?

Posted October 1, 2021
Driving while tired is risky behavior. It’s just as dangerous as driving drunk. That’s because it causes similar impairments, such as poor motor skills, decreased coordination, and slower reaction time. Motorists can’t function correctly when they feel fatigued, increasing the risk of an accident. In 2019, 697 people died in collisions involving drowsy drivers. An accident...
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Wrong-way driver killed in semi crash on SR-18 near downtown Auburn

Posted September 29, 2021
KING COUNTY, WA -- A man died early Wednesday after a wrong-way crash involving a car and three semi-trucks on State Route 18 near downtown Auburn, reports KIRO 7 News. Washington State Patrol said the fatal accident happened near the C Street Southwest intersection at approximately 2:00 a.m. For unknown reasons, the man was...
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Driver dies after semi crashes into barrier on I-5 in Tacoma

Posted September 28, 2021
PIERCE COUNTY, WA -- The driver of a semi-truck was killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 in Tacoma, according to KIRO 7 News. The accident happened on a stretch of I-5 northbound just before the Portland Avenue exit, not far from Emerald Queen Casino. Tacoma Fire crews arrived to find...
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Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents?

Posted September 20, 2021
A black box, also called an event data recorder, is an electronic device installed in motor vehicles. It can record a range of information right before, during, and after an accident. The black box can be helpful in crash investigations to determine whether the driver’s actions contributed in any way. In 2020, 291 people...
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Traffic Advisory; Ongoing Repairs at the intersections of Port of Tacoma Road, Lincoln Ave and East bound Lincoln Ave following a train derailment

Posted September 15, 2021
TACOMA, WA - According to TacomaPD, there are ongoing repairs at the intersections of Port of Tacoma Rd at Lincoln Ave and East bound Lincoln Ave at Thorne Road following  a train derailment which occurred at 1:57 P.M on September 14, 2021.   The roadway is back open, however individual lanes will be closed...
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Deadly trucking accident shuts down I-5 in Tukwila

Posted September 13, 2021
TUKWILA, WA - At least one person was killed after a pickup truck and tractor-trailer collided on I-5 in Tukwila Sunday evening. According to a report by KIRO 7, the two trucks collided in the northbound lanes of the interstate, just north of the I-405 interchange. One person was confirmed dead at the scene...
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Rollover crash involving semi reported on I-5 in south Tacoma

Posted September 9, 2021
PIERCE COUNTY, WA -- A rollover collision was reported Thursday afternoon involving a semi-truck and a smaller car on Interstate 5 near Tacoma's Excelsior area, according to Washington State Patrol. 🚨 1Car/semi #collision on northbound I-5, just south of S 56th Street in @CityofTacoma. Troopers, @wsdot_tacoma, and aid at scene. The right three lanes...
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