KING COUNTY, WA — Injuries were reported Friday morning following a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 405 near the University of Washington Bothell, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The accident impacted the southbound lanes of I-405 just south of Northeast 195th Street. It was first recorded by WSDOT at 8:30 a.m.
While the cause of the crash remains undisclosed, Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said three passenger cars and a semi-truck were involved. At least one person suffered unspecified injuries.
This is a three car / semi collision. There were injuries but nothing serious. Tow trucks are making their way through traffic to assist in clearing the scene. One lane getting through at this time. Use alternate routes if possible. Long delays.
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) January 5, 2024
Two right general purpose lanes and the toll lane were closed in the immediate aftermath, creating long delays in the area. Morning commuters were forced to get by through the left general purpose lane as the Washington State Patrol, local firefighters, and WSDOT’s Incident Response Team (IRT) responded to the scene.
HEADS UP: A collision on SB I-405 just south of NE 195th St in #Bothell has the toll lane and the right 2 general purpose lanes blocked. Traffic is getting by in the left general purpose lane. State Patrol, Fire and Incident Response are on scene.
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) January 5, 2024
By 9:05 a.m., a second travel lane had reopened, though tow crews were still on the scene working to remove the semi-truck.
No further details have been shared at this time.
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