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Sunnyslope, Washington – Two-Vehicle Injury Collision at Intersection of Highway 2 and Easy Street

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Posted on February 19, 2020

Sunnyslope, Washington (February 17, 2020) – A collision involving a mail truck and a pickup truck occurred on the intersection of Highway 2 and Easy Street on Monday morning. According to an article from 560 KPQ News Radio, the driver of the mail truck was taken to Central Washington Hospital for evaluation, while the other driver was unhurt in the incident. According to the information provided by the Wenatchee Police Department, the mail truck was heading south on Easy Street when it collided with an eastbound pickup truck with a trailer. The crash is under investigation, but alcohol and drugs are not being considered a factor in the incident. The crash caused all eastbound traffic to be blocked for 30 minutes while work was going on in the intersection.

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.