During the beautiful months of a Seattle-area summer, many people head outdoors for walks during their lunch breaks, or whenever they can, for some fresh air. Despite pedestrian crosswalk markings, and traffic laws in place to prevent accidents involving motorists and pedestrians, sometimes accidents still happen and can result in serious injury or even death.
Washington residents may recall a horrific car accident that captured the attention of everyone. In November of last year, a 19-year-old international student from China plowed through a stop sign in Des Moines at a high rate of speed, crashing into another vehicle with four passengers inside.
Those who were stuck in traffic on Interstate 5 in Seattle Thursday may have now heard about the cause of that major traffic jam. A semi truck that was driving too fast caused a rollover car accident, which blocked all lanes of traffic for several hours.