Sleepy driver topples tractor-trailer on I-5 in Lakewood
Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 8:56 pm
LAKEWOOD, WA – A tractor-trailer crashed and overturned on Interstate 5 north after the driver fell asleep in Lakewood overnight on Wednesday.
State Trooper Robert Reyer reported that the vehicle overturned in the northbound lanes near Berkeley Street Southwest shortly after midnight. After the driver fell asleep, the truck struck a cement barrier and attenuator then toppled on its side.
The driver escaped serious injuries.
The northbound lanes were completely blocked by the tipped truck. Traffic was detoured around the area for hours Wednesday morning.
🚨Rolled semi, fully blocking North I-5 at Berkeley St SW in @CityofLakewood. Driver fell asleep, struck concrete barrier & impact attenuator prior to rolling. Luckily, he remained uninjured 👍 All lanes blocked 🚧 Traffic is diverted. Expect delays @wsdot_tacoma #TrafficAlert pic.twitter.com/kxgxk6ZaoF
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) April 28, 2021
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