Driver sustains minor injuries after colliding with truck in Kittitas Co.

Posted on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 at 10:45 pm    

ELLENSBURG, WA (KITTITAS COUNTY) – A driver suffered minor injuries after colliding with the back of a semi-truck south of Ellensburg on Thursday morning, according to the Twitter account for the Washington State Patrol District 6.

The accident happened about 20 miles south of Ellensburg on I-82, near mile marker 18, at about 6:30 a.m., when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee fell asleep at the wheel, according to 560 KPQ.

The driver, 26-year-old Yakima man Moises Navarro Nunes, sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.

Nunes received a citation for negligent driving.

Authorities advised drivers to pull over and take a break if they are growing tired while behind the wheel, and compared drowsy driving to drunk driving.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle truck accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. 



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