LAWSUIT FILED: Skagit River Bridge Collapse Case

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

DANIEL A. SLIGH and SALLETTEE R. SLIGH vs. MULLEN TRUCKING 2005, LTD (trucking company), WILLIAM D. SCOTT (truck driver); TAMMY J. DETRAY (pilot car driver), G&T CRAWLER SERVICE (pilot car company)

Plaintiffs: DANIEL A. SLIGH and SALLETTEE R. SLIGH
Defendants: MULLEN TRUCKING 2005, LTD, a Canadian corporation or business entity d/b/a MULLEN TRUCKING LP; WILLIAM D. SCOTT and JANE DOE SCOTT, individually and the marital community composed thereof; TAMMY J. DETRAY and GREGORY S. DETRAY, individually and the marital community composed thereof, d/b/a G&T CRAWLER SERVICE, a Washington State business entity. 
Filed In: Superior Court of Washington for King County
Case Number: 14-2-23016-8 SEA
Filed On: August 7, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES

lawsuit filed in bridge caseAugust 20, 2014 – Attorney Chris Davis of Davis Law Group has filed a lawsuit in on behalf of Dan & Sally Sligh for harms and losses they suffered in connection with the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on May 23, 2013.  

According to the complaint filed in King County Superior Court, the plaintiffs’ suffered injuries and damages as a result of their vehicle crashing into the Skagit River when the bridge collapsed.  The grossly negligent and reckless acts and omissions of the trucking company and the pilot car company ultimately lead to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge. 

"Washington State taxpayers should not have to pay for mistakes made by the pilot car driver and the trucking company."

The truck driver failed to adequately consider the vertical clearance height of the bridge structure while crossing with the oversize load and by failing to cross the bridge in a manner that would have provided sufficient clearance of bridge’s overhead structure to avoid a collision. The pilot car driver failed to act responsibly by operating her lead pilot vehicle while talking on her cell phone which caused her to be distracted and fail to identify the low-height hazard when her car’s clearance pole struck the bridge. 

The Washington State Department of Transporation (WSDOT) was not named in the lawsuit.  The plaintiffs and their attorney believe that Washington State taxpayers should not have to pay for mistakes made by the pilot car driver and the trucking company.

Any and all requests for information or interviews must be directed Davis Law Group.  Contact Mischelle Davis via email at Mischelle (at) DavisLawGroupSeattle.com or call 206-727-4000.