Injury in Ridgefield Tractor-Trailer Crash
Ridgefield, WA (July 20, 2021) – On Monday, a driver was injured in Interstate 5 tractor-trailer collision.
The Washington State Patrol, along with the other teams, responded to the scene at about 9:56 a.m. near Exit 14.
Officers said one of the tractor-trailer was carrying a load of pallets.
One of the trucks involved drifted off the highway and caught fire. The fire spread to the other truck and surrounding brush.
Luckily, crews were able to contain most of the fire’s damage to one truck.
Consequently, emergency responders took one driver to the hospital with non-fatal injuries.
Moreover, troopers closed two of the three northbound lanes, but reopened them as of 11:15 a.m.
Always perform simple safety checks before you leave.
Start by inspecting your vehicle’s headlights and turn signals, be sure that both front and rear headlamps are working properly and visible enough a couple of yards away.Also, take a reading of your tire pressure and make sure you maintain the recommended maximum. While at it, take a peek under your vehicle and ensure there are no loose objects or leaks.
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Thousands of people across Washington suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year.
As a matter of fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will be involved in an injury accident during their life.
That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. They are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.&
Thus, it is crucial that everyone remain calm and know what to do in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a traffic crash.
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