Interstate 5 in Washington State is one of the region's largest and most dangerous roads. Running all the way to Mexico, the multi-lane road is often the location of car accidents, truck crashes, and motorcycle accidents.

Washington State Interstate 5 Information | I-5 Facts

One of the most dangerous roads in Washington State is Interstate 5. The main throughway on the west coast, I-5 runs from Seattle, Washington to San Diego.

In Washington State, 276 miles of Interstate 5 wind from Vancouver, WA, to Blaine, WA, passing through Ferndale, Bellingham, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Arlington, Everett, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Seattle, Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent, Federal Way, Fife, Tacoma, Lakewood, DuPont, Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Centralia, Chehalis, Napavine, Castle Rock, Kelso, Kalama, Woodland, and Ridgefield. Interstate 5 also passes through Clark County, Cowlitz County, Lewis County, Thurston County, Pierce County, King County, Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Whatcom County.

A number of car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, and other vehicle accidents take place on I-5 each year.

· In May, a load fell off a truck on I-5, causing a car accident when a vehicle swerved to miss the debris.

· In June, a van carrying eight children flipped over after being hit by another car - seriously injuring two of the children.

· In June, a six-car accident took place on I-5 near Seattle - during the accident clean-up, a distracted motorcycle driver crashed into an attending ambulance.

· The King County Assessor crashed on I-5 while under the influence of alcohol - his car ran head-on into a Jeep carrying two women.

· In November, the Bellevue High football team was involved in a bus accident on I-5 that lead to a number of minor injuries.


Interstate driving can be dangerous - and I-5 is no exception to the rule. With multiple lanes, millions of daily commuters, and high speed limits, car accidents and serious car accident injuries are common on these large roads.