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United Jet skids off runway in Spokane
Icy conditions in Spokane caused a dramatic accident on Tuesday morning, when a jet with 166 passengers skidded off a taxiway at Spokane International Airport and ended up in a snowbank.
An FAA spokesman told reporters that no injuries were reported and there was no damage to the aircraft. Runways at the airport were closed due to adverse weather conditions including freezing rain; they have since reopened.
T-bone crash with a van leaves one man dead
On Monday evening, a nan was killed in Snohomish, Washington when a van T-boned his car. The driver of the van was not injured in the crash. Police are still investigating the accident.
Fatal crash on Maple Valley Highway caused by icy road
On Wednesday evening, a pickup truck skidded on ice, crossed the center turn lane, and struck a black VW Jetta in Maple Valley. One woman, Madison A. Zappone Casey, was critically injured. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center and passed away on Thursday.
The State Patrol did not find any evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. They believe that the crash was caused by icy conditions, and urged drivers to drive safely on potentially slick roads.
Man found dead after single-vehicle crash
On Wednesday morning, a man was found dead near a car that had rolled off the road near Vancouver, Washington. The man had been ejected from his car during the crash. Police do not believe that he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Police have identified the man as Nick Yukich, from Woodland. Investigators have not yet determined when his SUV veered off the road. Troopers stated that the road was slippery when the reported to the scene, but they were not sure whether the crash was weather-related.
Seattle pedestrian struck by car
A 58-year-old woman was struck by a car while crossing the street in Beacon Hill. Police say that the pedestrian was in the crosswalk on S. McClellan Street when she was struck by a driver turning onto Beacon Avenue. She was pronounced dead after being transported to Harborview Medical Center.
Police have stated that the 67-year-old driver did not show signs of impairment and was not injured in the collision. He stayed at the science and is cooperating with investigators.
Fiery semi-trailer crash slows traffic
A car-hauler crashed in the westbound lanes of I-90 near Spokane today. No one died in the crash, and the Washington State Patrol has stated that the driver escaped the wreckage. Highway traffic was backed up deep into the Spokane Valley during the morning commute.
Man injured after semi-truck tips over
A 36-year-old man from Des Moines, WA was injured yesterday when the semi-truck he was driving tipped over. The Washington State Patrol stated that the man was driving too fast for the conditions when he failed to make a downhill curve and lost control of his truck. The truck tipped onto its side and left the road. The man has been transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
One-car crash on Camano Island
A Camano man was severely injured after his car left the road and struck a tree on Thursday around 9 a.m. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Motorcyclist injured in Poulsbo
A motorcyclist was struck by a Ford Focus and thrown from his bike on Tuesday afternoon. A witness stated, “Fortunately, he's still alive. He was very lucky.” The driver of the Ford Focus appeared shaken, but stayed at the scene.
Passenger injured in rollover crash
On Wednesday, Andres Cervantes of Grandview, WA was driving too fast for road conditions when he lost control of his truck. The truck rolled and landed on its left side, injuring his passenger, Luis A. Ramirez-Galvan of Pasco. The Washington State Patrol cited Mr. Cervantes for driving too fast for road conditions.
State patrol warns motorists to slow down for elk
Washington state troopers have warned motorists to slow down near Ellensburg, WA. The annual elk migration to the east of the town is currently underway, and more than 20 elk have been struck by motor vehicles within the last three weeks. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with the State Patrol to keep elk off the road, but motorists are still being encouraged to increase their following distance and slow down in the stretch of road between Ellensburg and Vantage.
Help is available for crash victims
Severe accidents can leave victims with medical bills, lost income, property damage, and other expenses. If you have been injured in a crash, it may be time to speak with a personal injury attorney.