Tacoma, Washington – Minor Injuries in I-5 Rollover Crash
Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 1:10 pm
Tacoma, Washington (March 21, 2019) – A two-vehicle rollover collision occurred on the Interstate 5 resulted in minor injuries. The accident happened around 1:30 pm. near South 38th Street. One person was temporarily trapped in their car and was later extricated and sent to an area hospital. No further details on the state of the car passengers are given.
The accident closed all northbound Interstate 5 lanes, causing traffic jams. As of 2:20 pm. of that day, only two lanes remained blocked. The scene since then has been cleared.
About Vehicle Accidents
Vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on their side can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation where a car turns onto its side or roof. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Injuries from these accidents can include conditions as serious as brain and spinal injury. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance.
It must be noted that in Seattle in particular, the fairly mountainous geography and surrounding water has created for a road situation which includes many tunnels, bridges, hills and narrow roads that can lead to car accidents. We urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.