Truck Accident on I-5 This Morning Caused Vapor Cloud of Liquid Nitrogen

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There were semi-truck accidents, at separate locations, this morning in Bellingham on Interstate 5. One of the trucks released a vapor cloud of liquid nitrogen across the freeway, causing I-5 in Bellingham to close this morning.

The first crash involved an overturned tanker that spilled around 8 a.m. The vapor cloud was determined by officials to be non-toxic and did not pose a threat to those who breathed it in.

However, it did reduce visibility on that section of the freeway.


The second semi truck accident happened about two miles away from the first, where a jackknifed semi-truck blocked all lanes.

There were extensive backups at both accident sites this morning.

There is no indication of injuries in either of these accidents or cause.
 

Semi Truck Accident & Trucking Collision Statistics



There are over 500,000 truck accidents in the United States every year. A high number of these truck accidents result in fatalities. Approximately 5,000 die in truck accidents annually. The majority of fatal truck accidents occur in rural areas, on a weekday, and in the daytime. Large trucks are more likely to be involved in an accident that results in death than a passenger vehicle.

 

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