Everett, WA (July 28, 2021) - The driver of a passenger car was injured after being involved in a collision with a semi-truck in the Everett area on Monday, July 26.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the incident occurred on US-2 late that evening. A disabled tractor-trailer was reportedly stopped on the westbound lanes of the highway. The operator of another vehicle reportedly crashed into the back of the truck while traveling on the roadway.
The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders cleared the scene. No other injuries were reported following the incident.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. As the inquiry develops, additional details will be provided to the public.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Seattle
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. In a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision, someone is killed or badly injured every 15 seconds, or every 15 minutes. The occupants of passenger vehicles were reportedly involved in approximately 67% of fatal semi-truck incidents in the year 2019.
According to some estimates, truck drivers who had been cited for speeding in the months preceding the disaster account for more than a quarter of fatal 18-wheeler accidents. 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 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 Washington 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 Washington about your claim for lost compensation.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.