Highway 221 was shut down just south of Prosser for the second time in just over a week Thursday morning after a car collided with a semi-truck, killing the driver of the car. 44-year-old Flor Rodriguez Galindo’s Honda Accord drifted to the right shoulder, causing her to overcorrect the turn and collide with an oncoming semi-truck. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver and passenger of the semi, 53-year-old Leonardo Ventura and 21-year-old Hector Ventura, were uninjured in the accident.
22-year-old Ivan Pacheco was also killed in a collision on Highway 221 on March 14 when his Honda Civic crashed into a semi-truck that was transporting cattle. The driver of the semi-truck in this incident was also unharmed.
Semi Truck Accident Statistics
- There are over 500,000 accidents involving semi-trucks in the U.S. each year
- Semi-truck accidents result in approximately 5,000 fatalities each year
- Roughly 98 percent of fatalities in semi-truck accidents are passengers or drivers in the other vehicle
Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Seattle, WA
Davis Law Group helps victims of semi-truck accidents get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We serve accident victims all across Washington State and work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a semi-truck accident, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.