King 5 News
reports that just past midnight on Tuesday, a semi-truck driver hit light poles and the guard rail in Bothell, causing three additional accidents.
The truck driver, a 30 year-old man from Idaho, was westbound on SR 522 and entering the southbound Interstate 405 on-ramp. After colliding with the light poles and guard rail, debris spilled down to traffic below the on-ramp, causing the subsequent accidents. Washington State Patrol
troopers say 6 other vehicles were involved with only minor injuries reported.
The accident caused blocked lanes at the Interstate 405/SR 522 with backups lasting until 6:00 a.m. this morning. Stuck in the backup was a woman going into labor. Assistance was sent, but her condition is unknown.
The driver of the semi-truck is currently in King County Jail
, as he was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident with a semi-truck, the Andrew Kim Law Firm
can help. In a free consultation, you will speak with an experienced Bothell accident attorney
and will be able to discuss the claims process and your sustained injuries. Call our office at (425) 289-1990, (253) 682-2000 or (800) 636-3676.
Category: Truck and Bus Accidents
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