Federal Way Accident Possibly Caused By Drunken Mail Truck Driver

Local news sources have reported an accident involving a mail truck driver in Federal Way. According to official statements from the Washington State Patrol, a 47-year-old woman from Des Moines was driving the truck going southbound on an interchange on Highway 18 when she hit four trucks from the Transportation Department at once.

The workers were placing barrels out on the road. The area where the accident happened was a construction work zone. The Washington State Patrol claims that the accident led one of the DOT drivers to the hospital after the crash.

Authorities took the mail truck driver under custody after the crash and up to this point, there haven’t been any more details regarding the accident although all sources claim that this may have been a driving under the influence case.

The Ecology Department said that after the accident, diesel fuel leaked from the trucks onto the road.

As a Federal Way personal injury attorney I hope that the authorities are working hard to clean up the diesel spill that happened due to this accident.

Any personal injury lawyer can tell you that an extensive investigation will be necessary so the causes of this accident can be determined.

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Accident In Tukwila Claims The Life Of Driver

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a tragic and fatal accident that allegedly happened Saturday night, according to recent news articles.

A 20-year-old woman from Des Moines had her life allegedly taken after an unfortunate one-vehicle crash. The accident happened on Interstate 5 sometime around 9 p.m. just north of SR-518, according to the authorities.

Official reports from local officers and the Washington State Patrol state that the woman was driving a 2004 Montero vehicle when she missed her exit. The moment she tried to make a quick turn to the right, the car hit a curb. The news claimed that the vehicle rolled over and allegedly projected the woman out of the car. She was sadly pronounced dead by the WSP upon the authorities arrival. Other three passengers, two 17-year-olds and one 16 year-old were injured and taken immediately to the hospital.

There are no more details regarding the health state of the teenagers who were involved in this accident. The Washington State Patrol claims none of them was wearing a seatbelt.

As a Tacoma personal injury lawyer I sincerely offer my deepest condolences to the family of the woman who tragically lost her life as a result of this accident. Personal injury lawyers in Washington hope that similar accidents will be avoided and urge all readers to always fasten their seat belts, regardless of the distance you will be traveling.

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Accident On Route 599 Claims The Life of A 22-Year-Old Man

The local news sources have reported that a 22-year-old man from Tukwila was tragically involved in a single-vehicle accident sometime after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened on the northbound lanes of the State Route 599.

The reports showed that a Honda Civic was going northbound on Route 599 at a high speed when its driver lost control of the vehicle. The car rolled several times until it rested on the right shoulder of the road just south of Highway 99. The media release from the Washington State patrol shows that the driver, a 20-year-old man from Seattle sustained minor injuries but his passenger, the 22-year-old from Tukwila allegedly did not survive.

Authorities claim the driver had a seat belt on but not the passenger. There was a 24-year-old who was a second passenger, he had his seat belt on and was taken to the hospital after the crash for precaution. At this very moment, a personal injury lawyer could be assisting the passenger also involved in this tragic accident.

The news states that drugs or alcohol may have been factors behind this accident. As a Seattle car accident lawyer I’m deeply sad to hear of the young man’s death. My heart and thoughts go the family of the man whose life was lost in this tragic accident.

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Ambulance Hits Man From Arizona, Accident Claims His Life

Several local news sources have reported earlier that an unfortunate accident involving a 24-year-old man from Arizona has claimed his life on Highway 3 in Silverdale. The tragic accident happened Monday afternoon according to official reports from the Washington State Patrol.

The man was allegedly driving a small pickup truck on a road that was just above the Highway 3. At a certain moment, the vehicle allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and unfortunately crashed. The car collided against a guardrail and landed on its side.

According to the authorities, the man had not yet lost his life, he got up and walked out of the car when the ambulance coming to his rescue hit him and sadly killed him.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer I am sincerely sad to hear about this tragedy. My heart and best wishes go to the family of the man fatally struck Monday afternoon. Hopefully, this terrible accident will teach readers about paying extra attention to road signs and other details that can save your life.

Personal injury lawyers can be of great assistance to those who have been the victims of accidents caused by others who drive oblivious of their surroundings. Attention is one of the most effective ways to keep the road safe for you and for all other sharing it with you.

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Inspections Fail When it Comes to Trucks and Truck Safety

News says that according to recent data taken from truck inspection conducted by the Washington State Patrol, some of the riskiest trucks on Washington roads keep rolling out of the Port of Seattle every single day. The large number of trucks combined with the lack of infrastructure makes it hard for authorities to inspect every single vehicle that otherwise wouldn’t be able to leave the port without being thoroughly examined.

The Seattle Department of Transportation was given the task of making sure more than 4,000 trucks that serve Seattle on a daily basis would take safety inspections seriously. The Washington State Patrol officers noticed right away that they were overwhelmed and weren’t sure if they would be able to make it. According to officers the inspections lacked in quality. Because they had to rush through each truck driver, there were moments when they would even say they had inspected a certain vehicle without actually doing so.

These unsafe trucks carry shipping containers from the port all around Harbor Island. Not only trucks and truck drivers suffer from the lack of inspection, so does the product they’re carrying and distributing.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I urge the authorities to take matters into their hands and turn the tables on this puzzling inspection issue Washington State has with trucks. Whenever you feel like you need a personal injury lawyer to respond to your every doubt regarding a possible case, don’t hesitate. The faster you call the better.

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Man Allegedly Loses His Life in A Possible DUI Accident

Reports from the Washington State Patrol claim that sometime after 7 a.m. on Monday, there was a one-vehicle accident on State Route 164 that sadly claimed the life of one man while leaving another man injured. News sources didn’t disclose how severe were the injuries the man sustained.

The news reports that a Bonney Lake resident, who was 26 years old at the time of the crash, was driving eastbound on SR 164. Authorities say that the driver was under the influence, which might have caused his sudden crossing to the westbound lanes that led his vehicle to leave the road and hit multiple trees.

The passenger in the car, a 27-year-old man from Kirkland was injured by the time the Washington State Patrol arrived; he was taken to the hospital immediately. According to official reports, the driver who was tragically killed was not wearing his seat belt while the passenger was.

As a Kirkland car accident lawyer, I hope that the passenger who was involved in this fatal accident may recover quickly and without any major hassles. He must know that at this time he should have the assistance of a personal injury lawyer throughout the process.

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Head-on Collision Involving Seven People Claims the Life of One

According to reports released by the Washington State Patrol, a collision involving seven people late Saturday allegedly claimed the life of one.

The man, a 50 year-old from Woodburn, Oregon was a passenger in the Mazda driven by a 23-year-old. The accident happened, according to the Washington State Patrol, after the vehicle crossed the center line colliding against an Audi driven by another 23-year-old.

News sources say that the accident happened sometime after 11 p.m. and tests were run to determine if drugs or alcohol had anything to do with the accident. An officer said that unfortunately that was allegedly the case.

One of the passengers involved in the head-on collision is a 3-year old boy.

As an Everett personal injury lawyer I believe that we all should be extremely careful not to be tempted to drive while intoxicated. It’s against the law and it can always result in a fatal accident.

I sincerely wish the best to the family of the man who passed away. Personal injury lawyers are unfortunately very familiar with similar fatal accidents. The pain and suffering are not worth the drinking and driving, safety should always be our priority.

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Accident Involving Two Bicycles and a Vehicle Claims the Lives of Two

According to recent news, two young men were fatally hit while riding their bicycles at nighttime, a third one was also hit but survived and allegedly sent to the hospital with injuries.

Reports from the Department of Public Safety have showed that the young men were wearing helmets and had the bicycle lights on. They were riding their bikes sometime after 7 p.m. when a motorist struck them while trying to pass another vehicle on a rural road.

The 32-year-old driver allegedly fled the scene but later came to his senses and turned himself in. According to the article, the 21-year-old unfortunately passed away after being rushed to the hospital while the 20-year-old rider died at the scene of the accident. The third cyclist, a 19-year-old, was released after being treated for minor injuries.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I’m deeply saddened by this tragic news. Bicycle and road safety are major priorities for my fellow personal injury lawyers and me. My heart is with the young men’s families.

Don’t hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer when you were the victim of a distracted driver. Keeping the road safe for others and yourself is everybody’s duty. Stay alert while driving.

– Kirk Bernard

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