A delivery truck headed south on Interstate 5 around 2:30 this morning lost control near S. 178th Street, hit an embankment and flipped over. The crash sent one person to the hospital.
A car crashed into the overturned truck. Following another car crashing into the truck, then swerved off the road and rolled down an embankment. The driver was cut from the car after the accident and taken to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries.
Causes of Semi Truck & Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents
There are many causes for semi truck accidents but some of the most common causes are:
1. Driver Fatigue
2. Substance Abuse
4. Failure to adhere to the rules of the road
5. Failure to properly maintain trucks
6. Improperly loaded trucks or cargo shifting
7. Under-inflated tires