Man dies in crash on SR-512 near milepost 9 in Puyallup on May 30

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Puyallup man died late Thursday evening after crashing into the back of a semi-truck hauling 11,300 gallons of gasoline, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A 46-year-old man from Puyallup died when his Ford F-150 truck slammed into the back of a tanker truck on Highway 512 Thursday night.

5 things survivors of a commercial truck accident need to know

After someone is seriously injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, they struggle to deal with injuries, medical treatments, lost work and wages, and growing medical bills. Commercial truck accidents are more complicated than other types of vehicle crashes, since the resulting injuries are often more severe, and insurance coverage for commercial vehicles is often complex, involving multiple carriers with higher policy limits. Learn more about truck accidents here.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A 39-year-old Edgewood man riding a motorcycle died Wednesday after he hit a pickup truck in a Puyallup, police spokesman said. The crash happened just after 5 p.m., when the Harley Davidson motorcycle hit a Ford F250 pickup truck at East Pioneer Avenue and 21st Street Southeast, police said. The bike was heading east on East Pioneer Avenue, when it hit the truck that was turning left from westbound East Pioneer, police said. The motorcyclist, later identified as Timothy January, was ejected from the bike, which went under the truck. He died at Tacoma General Hospital.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A 22-year-old Bremerton man was killed late Sunday in an Interstate 5 collision near Mountlake Terrace involving a tanker truck filled with liquid nitrogen. A Honda Accord passed the tanker truck in the HOV lane, swerved to the left, hit the barrier, then swerved back to the right and hit the truck. The car was crushed by the truck, which was carrying about 7,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen. Washington State Patrol reported it took several hours to unload the nitrogen from the truck. All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed until about 7:45 a.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Authorities said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle struck a pole and broke into three pieces. Both men in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

Learn more about wrongful death claims that are often made after someone dies in a collision such as this.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Portland to Seattle hit and killed a man Sunday night. The man was hit about 9:30 p.m. on the tracks at Second Street Northeast near the Puyallup train station. The Cascades train with passengers on board remained right where it stopped as investigators interviewed the crew. The tracks were also shut down during the investigation, affecting several other trains. The victim, who is described as in his 20s or 30s, was alone. Investigators said no one saw what happened.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car in a Puyallup crosswalk Thursday. Officials have identified the man as Christopher Kerns, 42. from Federal Way. It appeared the driver failed to stop at a red light about 7 p.m. on River Road while heading south on North Meridian, hitting an employee of a nearby Ford dealership in the crosswalk. It looked like the Lexus traveled a “considerable distance” down the road with the pedestrian on the hood of the car, jumping up and over a curb, hitting a sign and then four vehicles. Investigators had not yet determined what caused the crash.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All eastbound lanes of I-90 near North Bend will be closed 8-11 p.m. Thursday night so crews can remove a semi-truck that went off the road and was left dangling off a guardrail. The incident happened just before 5 p.m. near milepost 60 a few miles near Hyak. Rescue crews managed to help the driver, a 22-year-old male, escape from the truck cab to safety. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for unknown injuries; his condition was unknown.

5 things survivors of a commercial truck accident need to know

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Tacoma man who tried to cross Interstate 5 late Monday was struck by a car at about 10:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes at milepost 136 by the Puyallup River. The 41-year-old Tacoma man dressed in dark clothing was walking across the freeway when a 69-year-old Yelm man struck him with a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. The driver suffered minor facial injuries. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The State Patrol said the pedestrian appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. The driver was not arrested.