South King Co, WA (May 21, 2021) - A woman suffered serious injuries after her vehicle was hit by a box truck in South King County on Thursday, May 20.
The accident occurred early that morning at around 6 a.m. on Interstate 5. According to local reports, a woman had stopped her vehicle on the shoulder of the highway near WA-516. Her vehicle was then hit by the driver of a box truck who may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured party. The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. No further updates on her condition have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Washington
When a passenger car is involved in a crash with a commercial truck, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. The majority of cargo in the United States is transported by truck, and the nation’s roadways are filled with these big rigs. These truck drivers have to work long hours, which can cause them to make critical errors behind the wheel. Nearly 67% of trucking fatalities in 2019 involved the occupants of passenger cars.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision with a passenger vehicle. Truck-driver inexperience is a leading cause of deadly commercial vehicle accidents as companies are trying to fill positions due to a shortage of drivers, and this negligence contributes to serious crashes involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles. When the negligence of another driver results in a crash, injured victims should consult with a Seattle trucking injury lawyer in order to recover lost compensation by pursuing a Washington personal injury claim.
Dore Law Group has years of combined experience helping Washington residents recover after being injured in a Washington 18-wheeler accident, and we are dedicated to making sure all of our clients receive top-quality legal representation. We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars to date, and our years of experience can be put to work on your case. Contact our offices at 253-236-3888 to discuss your claim for compensation with an experienced semi-truck crash attorney in Washington.
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