Police say a Washington traffic accident involving a pickup truck towing a boat on I-5 outside of Seattle was likely caused by equipment failure.

Equipment Failure Causes Truck Towing Boat To Crash On I-5 In Seattle

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The Washington State Patrol says that an equipment failure was to blame in an Interstate 5 crash that closed lanes in both directions. The October incident involved a towed boat.


According to the Columbian, 46-year-old Glen Reddemann was towing a 28-foot boat north along I-5 in Seattle when he lost control of his pickup truck and trailer near the 39th Street exit. His vehicle slammed into the concrete barrier that divides the two sides of the interstate, smashing through the median and scattering debris. Although no one was injured in the accident, the collision caused two southbound lanes and two northbound lanes to be closed as trucks were brought in to clear the damage and move the barriers from the road.


An initial investigation into the Washington vehicle accident has suggested that equipment failure was likely the cause of the crash, though it is unclear exactly what went wrong with the boat trailer and why. Currently, Reddemann has not been issued any traffic citations.


Equipment failures are a more common cause of Seattle traffic accidents than many think - and towing trailers comes with a number of complexities that can lead to such failures. If you have been involved in a Washington motor vehicle accident that you believe was caused by equipment failure, it is vital to speak with a Seattle personal injury attorney about your crash.

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