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Semi Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide, Under the Influence of Drugs in Washington

According to troopers with the Washington State Patrol, two people were killed and five injured recently in a serious crash involving eight vehicles that closed westbound I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several hours. When troopers arrived on scene, they found two semi-trucks and six other vehicles had crashed. Dramatic video footage from the scene showed …

Trucker Likely To Be Charged With Reckless Driving

Troopers with the Washingston State Patrol say the driver of an 18-wheeler will likely be cited for reckless driving. They say Mark Bailey, 58, caused an accident that sent five people to the hospital the other day. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. Authorities say that on Thursday, Bailey was driving a 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer when …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

Tractor Trailer Crash Ties Up Traffic in Seattle

A tractor trailer slammed into three passenger vehicles in gridlock on Interstate 5 in Seattle on Thursday, April 5, leaving highways in and around the city tied up for hours. According to The Seattle Times, the driver of the tractor trailer failed to brake in time to avoid backed up traffic on I-5 and collided …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Prosser, WA

A head-on collision involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer on State Route 221 in a remote part of Washington left one woman dead in the early-morning hours of Thursday, March 22. According to the Yakima-Herald, the woman was killed when her car veered onto the shoulder and she over-corrected, crossing the center line …

Two Cars, Semi Truck Crash Near Colfax, Wash.

An accident involving a semi tractor trailer and two passenger vehicles closed Highway 195 north of Colfax, Wash., on Sunday, Feb. 26. According to KHQ.com, details of injuries resulting from the tractor trailer crash were unavailable. TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckingInfo.net, injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or truck accident may not present …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

New Trucking Technology Captures License Plates, Tracks HOS

Washington state trucking attorneys should take note of new automated license plate readers that help officers identify commercial drivers who are in violation of hours of service rules. The trucking technology automatically screens trucks passing Washington weigh stations for size, weight, registration, and safety record. But it also lets trucking enforcement officers check how many …

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