A Multiple Vehicle Crash Caused a 5-Mile Backup on Snoqualmie Pass

traffic accident on snoqualmie pass

A multiple-vehicle at Denny Creek Bridge in Snoqualmie Pass caused a five-mile backup. There were many people involved in the accident but no one suffered from any serious injuries.

The westbound lanes were closed after the 1:30 p.m. crash. All lanes of the highway were reopened by 5 p.m.

2011 Car Accident Statistics


• There were more than 5.5 million car accidents in the United States. Nearly 31,000 were fatal, and more than 2 million people were injured. 

• The majority of fatal crashes involved only one vehicle (61 percent)

• Nearly half of all fatal crashes occurred on roads with posted speed limits of 55 mph or higher. 

• The deadliest month for car crashes was August. More than 2,864 fatal crashes occurred in 2009. 

• Most crashes happened between 5 and 5:59 p.m. on weekdays, and between 2 and 2:59 a.m. on weekends. 

• Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children and teenagers.

• At any given moment, 812,000 vehicles were being driven by someone using a handheld cell phone in the U.S. 

• An average of four children, ages 14 and under, were killed every day in auto accidents. Nearly 500 were injured daily. 

• While statistics continue to improve, 32 percent of fatal accidents involved alcohol-impaired drivers. 

• About 31 percent of fatalities were caused by speeding (10,591).




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