Tacoma, WA (February 28, 2021) - A multi-vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler in the Tacoma area resulted in one fatality on Friday, February 26.
Local sources established that the fatal trucking crash occurred on Interstate 5 near 84th Street. A semi-truck reportedly jack-knifed while attempting to avoid colliding with a vehicle on the roadway. The commercial truck swerved to the left, striking another vehicle, before overturning and hitting the other car, as well.
The driver of the car in the left lane suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. Samaritans at the scene attempted to resuscitate her but were unsuccessful. No further injuries were reported in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Tacoma
When a large commercial truck is involved in a collision with a passenger car, it can easily result in catastrophic injuries. From 2017 to 2018, fatal trucking accidents grew by nearly 1%, increasing to 4,862 fatalities. Massive trucks were involved in nearly 9% of fatal vehicle collisions nationwide in 2018. A total of 112,000 trucks were involved in injury crashes that year.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Tacoma wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Tacoma trucking accident.
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