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Snoqualmie, Washington – Collision Involving Two Semi Trucks Blocks Interstate 90

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Posted on November 26, 2019

Snoqualmie, Washington (November 25, 2019) – A collision involving two semi truck occurred on eastbound Interstate 90 on Monday morning. Fortunately no injuries were reported in the incident. However, both vehicles ended up blocking the roadway for some time after the rash.

The collision occurred near exit 53, Snoqualmie Summit, a little before 6:30 a.m. According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the drivers of both semi trucks lost control of their vehicles and collided with each other. The crash caused one of the semi trucks to block a lane, while the other went into a ditch and became stuck there. This caused all eastbound lanes to be temporarily closed. It was reported that both semi trucks had been driving too fast for the road, which had some ice and slush on it.

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. 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. We ask truck drivers to be particularly cautious while driving at night, and to be aware of possible road hazards such as tight turns, rough roads, and fixed objects. While it is  important for all drivers to keep vehicles in good condition, it holds especially true for trucks which carry heavy cargo and make prolonged trips. Doing these steps can ensure the driver’s safety as well as the safety of other people on the road.If you have been the victim of a truck accident, we extend our sympathy and compassion.