Updated on: 7/24/2019
A Tacoma mother was in the midst of her morning commute on SR 16 when a piece of metal tubing crashed through the drivers side of her windshield, narrowly missing her.
The driver watched the car in front of her hit the tubing that was lying loose in the road, shooting it into the air towards her vehicle.
According to reports from KOMO the piece of tubing measured more than 4 feet in length and crashed through her windshield while driving 50 miles per hour. Striking her windshield just to the left of her, the impact still managed to leave her with minor scrapes and bruises after bracing for the impact.
Unsecured Loads and Legal Liability
In Washington State, Drivers are responsible for securing all property and cargo being carried by their vehicle whether personal or commercial.
Not only can the driver of the vehicle with an unsecured load be held responsible, but in some cases those who loaded the vehicle may be or if the vehicle is commercial, the company who owns and operates the vehicle could be held responsible as well if it is found that common best practices are not met.
It can be complicated to identify everyone who could be liable for damages caused in accidents involving unsecured loads, which is why having a team of attorneys experienced in cases involving roadway debris on your side is important.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a vehicle not securing their load, Davis Law Group is here to help. Call us at 1800-727-4000 or use our contact us or chat options below to request your free consultation.