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Issaquah, Washington – Crashed Truck at SR 18

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Posted on May 17, 2019

Issaquah, Washington (May 15, 2019) – A truck veered off the westbound lanes of the State Route 18 and crashed on the shoulder near Tiger Mountain Summit. No one was reported to have been injured in the incident, and the live cargo of chickens were all contained safely within their cages.

The truck was hauling 11,000 chickens when it crashed around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The truck reportedly veered off the road and got stuck on the soft ground on the shoulder. Tow trucks were called in to get the truck back on the road. No traffic delays have been reported.

About Truck Accidents

The state of Washington’s  2015 Annual Collision Data Summary reported that 6,091 commercial vehicle or heavy trucks were involved in collisions in 2015. These crashes included 38 fatal collisions, 85 serious injury collisions, 1,352 minor injury collisions, 4,565 property damage collisions, and 51 unknown injury collisions. Truck accidents can have many causes, and due to the size and road performance of these vehicles, the involvement of one in an accident can lead to heavy losses. Unlike other vehicles, truck accidents can involve many people other than the driver, such as the owner of the truck, the manufacturer of parts, the company which handles it, and so on and so forth. Truck accidents also have a varied list of causes. Weather and road conditions can play a part in it, as was the case in this particular truck accident. There are also of course driver errors, as well as lack of training in operating the truck. Additionally, due to the type of job, both drivers and vehicles can experience fatigue.

Whether operating a truck or seeing one on the road, all drivers must follow regulations to avoid incurring damages and injuries to themselves and people around them. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, we extend our sympathy and compassion.

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