Semi-Truck Driver Injured in Fatal Crash on I-5
Kent, WA (July 3, 2022) On Thursday, a 51-year-old Tacoma man died in a 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 5.
According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the fatal 3-vehicle crash happened around 3:45 p.m. near the state Route 516 exit.
Reports say that a slowly driving Ford Fusion tried to merge into the right lane.
A semi-truck struck the merging Ford and the impact forced the car into the adjacent lane where another big rig hit the vehicle.
Moreover, WSP Troopers pronounced the Tacoma driver dead at the scene, while the 2nd semi-truck driver sustained minor injuries.
Afterward, the fatal crash on I-5 caused a 3-hour blockage. Both semi-trucks were able on I-5’s right shoulder. Meanwhile, the Ford wreckage was blocking the first 2 lanes.
Troopers are investigating the collision and have ruled out impairment as a factor in the crash.
Sweet Lawyers send our condolences to the family of the person who died in the fatal crash on I-5. May you find peace and strength in this time of grief. We also wish the injured parties a fast recovery from their injuries.
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Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It is certain that it would take a lot of time to recover from this loss.
However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.
Additionally, that is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make in an accident like the 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 5.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person that died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses;
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
- Children of the deceased;
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased;
- Personal representatives.
- These people can differ from state to state.
Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 . Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.
Furthermore, with 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle a wrongful death lawsuit in a fatal crash and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.