Interstate 5 Crash in Federal Way Causes Death, Injuries

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 13, 2012

A chain-reaction car accident on Interstate 5 near Federal Way claimed the life of a truck driver and sent several other people to the hospital with injuries, according to a recent article in the Renton Patch.

Investigators from the Washington State Patrol say the initial cause of the multi-vehicle crash was the driver of a Nissan, who lost control of his vehicle and struck the barrier between opposing lanes of traffic on I-5. A second car hit the back of the Nissan, pushing it back into the traffic lanes on the interstate. A tractor-trailer that hit the second car veered off the highway, rolled over, and hit a sound wall. The load of aviation fuel in the trailer’s tank caught fire, and the driver was unable to escape the accident alive.

The occupants of the second car and of the Nissan, including the driver and two passengers, were injured in the crash. Rescue workers rushed them to a local hospital, where they are recovering from their injuries.

The driver of the Nissan is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time, although investigators are still examining what happened. The Washington State Patrol has asked anyone with information about the accident to contact them about this possible drunk driving accident.

Chain-reaction accidents are not only terrifying, but they can also be confusing when it comes time to figure out who is responsible for the injuries caused. If you’ve been hurt in a chain-reaction crash, the hardworking Washington fatal truck accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help you determine what happened and seek the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free case evaluation.

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