One dead, one injured in head-on semi-truck collision in Lynden
Posted on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at 11:50 pm
LYNDEN, WA (WHATCOM COUNTY) – One person is dead and another is injured following a head-on collision involving a semi-truck and an SUV in Whatcom County, reports KOMO News.
The accident happened Friday at 12:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 545 and Vinup Road.
Early investigative efforts found that the crash occurred when a white semi-truck attempted to avoid another vehicle that was stopped in the roadway while waiting to turn. The semi crossed into the lanes of oncoming traffic and hit a white SUV in a head-on collision.
The driver of the SUV died at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the same vehicle was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the crash.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
The crash caused authorities to close the roadway at the intersection so they could investigate the crash. Motorists were warned to avoid the area, as delays were possible.
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.