Bellevue, WA (August 22, 2021) - A pileup collision involving an 18-wheeler in Bellevue resulted in confirmed injuries on Friday, August 20.
The incident occurred on Interstate 90 near the interchange for Interstate 405 that afternoon. A total of six vehicles were involved in the accident, and one of the vehicles was reportedly a semi. The occupants were reportedly able to exit their vehicles before emergency responders arrived.
At least one person involved suffered undisclosed injuries in the accident. One driver admitted to racing toward the exit on the highway before changing their mind and merging back onto the road. The driver crashed into a barrier and several other vehicles. That driver was taken into custody by local authorities. Emergency crews had to clean up a nearly 70-gallon spill of diesel fuel that was being carried by the semi-truck.
The area was cleared by that night at around 7:45 p.m. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being handled by local authorities. Additional information will be released as it progresses.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Bellevue Washington
When it comes to freight transportation in the United States, commercial trucks reign supreme, and these massive vehicles may represent a severe threat to passengers in passenger automobiles traveling at high speeds. Individuals driving smaller vehicles are more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries in a car accident, as evidenced by national accident statistics on the subject, according to the data. Trucking accidents claim the lives of thousands of people every year. Each year, approximately 500,000 incidents involving trucks are reported. In a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision, someone is killed or badly injured every 15 seconds, or every 15 minutes.
In the case of a collision with a passenger car, large semi-trucks can cause severe and life-threatening injuries. Driver inexperience is a significant cause of fatal commercial vehicle accidents, which occurs when firms scramble to fill jobs owing to a scarcity of qualified drivers. This carelessness adds to catastrophic incidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. When a trucking accident occurs as a consequence of the carelessness of another driver, affected victims should speak with a Seattle trucking injury attorney in order to recover lost compensation via the filing of a Washington personal injury claim.
Washington citizens have benefited from Dore Law Group's years of combined expertise helping them recover after being wounded in an 18-wheeler accident, and our personal injury lawyers in Bellevue are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive high-quality legal counsel. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our customers to date, and we can put our years of expertise to work for you in your case as well.
Contact our offices at 253-236-3888 to speak with an experienced semi-truck accident attorney in Bellevue about your claim for compensation. We want to help you get back on your feet after a serious accident.
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