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MOUNT VERNON, WA – A bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed sending motorists into the water after a box truck smacked into one of its supports on May 23, 2013.

A bridge on a section of the I-5 that spans the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, WA collapsed after a semi truck accident on May 23, 2013. Motorists plunged into the water and had to be rescued.

A bridge on a section of the I-5 that spans the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, WA collapsed after a box truck accident on May 23, 2013. Motorists plunged into the water and had to be rescued.

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SNOQUALMIE, WA – An 18 wheeler accident occurred on late Wednesday, July 7, when a semi truck slammed into a passenger car on State Route 18 south of here which claimed the lives of two people. Snoqualmie is located about 50 miles south of Everett, Washington.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Startup said  the driver of the car was making a U-turn on the highway near Raging River and the semi was unable to stop in time. Below is a map of the location. ... Read More

RITZVILLE, WA – A state trooper was hurt Sunday, March 6, in a truck accident on a highway in Adams County, Washington. The law enforcement officer was in his patrol car when it was hit by a semi trailer on U.S. Highway 395 just south of the town of Ritzville. The truck accident occurred in the eastern part of Washington, southwest of the city of Spokane, about 84 miles southwest of Post Falls, Idaho and about 145 miles north of Pendleton, Oregon.

Late Sunday afternoon semi driver James Helms was driving a tractor trailer through eastern Washington State. The driver was pulling a short flatbed trailer which appeared to be empty at the time of the truck accident. The tractor trailer was northbound on U.S. Highway 395 but it is not known where Mr. Helms was headed or the company that owns the semi truck. ... Read More

CLE ELUM, WA – Icy roads on Tuesday morning, November 30, caused a semi trailer to go out of control and crash on a highway in Kittitas County, Washington State. The truck accident occurred on an overpass on Interstate 90 near the city of Cle Elum and would leave the cab section of the 18 wheeler dangling over the side of the highway. The accident area is about 60 miles north of Yakima in the south-central part of the state, about 162 miles north of The Dalles, Oregon and about 229 miles west of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

On Tuesday morning 42 year old truck driver Sameth Dam of Renton, WA was driving a 2001 Freightliner TK semi trailer west on Interstate 90 in Kittitas County, WA. His cargo and destination is not known. A winter storm had hit the area overnight and road conditions were snowy and slick at the time of the truck accident. ... Read More

FISHTRAP, WA – A semi trailer carrying a load of Atlantic salmon flipped Wednesday morning, November 17, on a highway in Lincoln County, Washington. The cargo of fish spilled across the road after the roll over truck accident which occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near the town of Fishtrap,  about 30 miles outside the city of Spokane. The accident area is in the far east-central section of Washington State near the border with Idaho, about 230 miles north of La Grande, Oregon and about 61 miles west of Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Early Wednesday morning a truck driver was hauling a cargo of Atlantic salmon, driving east on Interstate 90. The fish was on ice packed in special insulated boxes. The semi driver was headed toward Spokane, however the exact destination is not known. One passenger rode in the cab section of the tractor trailer. ... Read More

CENTRALIA, WA – A truck accident in Washington State left three people injured and shut down part of a highway for hours during the morning commute on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The collision between a semi trailer truck and two cars occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 5 near the city of Centralia, WA near the border between Lewis and Thurston Counties. The truck accident area is south of the Olympia metro region in the west-central section of the state, 85 miles southwest of Seattle, WA and 90 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Emergency personnel with the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority responded to the scene of the truck accident and offered aid to the victims.

At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning a 2010 Freightliner semi tractor truck driven by a 39 year old driver from Olympia, WA was traveling south on Interstate 5 near Centralia, WA, just south of Grand Mound. As the 18 wheeler traveled in the vicinity of mile marker 88 near Rochester, south of Great Wolf Lodge, the truck approached a highway construction zone where traffic was moving slower than normal. ... Read More

Commercial truckers say that theft of their cargo is becoming a big problem. Experts saw a huge spike in semi truck cargo thefts in 2009. Most of the thefts that have been reported occur when the truck driver stops for a bite to eat.

WATCH VIDEO in Spokane WA reports:

“Last year, close to 500 million dollars of goods were stolen from truckers in the U.S. That’s a 67 percent increase over the 290 million from 2008. Thieves stole 859 truckloads last year alone.

The items that appear to be at high risk are electronic or pharmaceutucal goods because they can be easily sold to consumers.

“Truckers have been warned by their companies to stay away from certain states because the risk of a heist is too high. High risk states include Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Trucker drivers also say they’re coming up with more ways to protect themselves and their cargo.

Tractor-trailer driver Angela Middleton gives an example of ways truckers are trying to prevent thefts. “A friend of mine actually has a chain that he will strap through his door handles and locks it where there’s just little room left on his side to close it, so if they try to open the door they can’t even get it all the way open.”

The thefts may be related to a down economy, but others could be because of plain carelessness, as drivers leave their rigs unlocked.”

STANWOOD, WA – Early Thursday morning at about 1:40 am, a stolen Chevy pickup truck crashed into a freight train at the rail crossing at 48th Avenue NW in Stanwood, Washington. The area is in the western part of the state, about 50 miles north of Seattle. The driver of the stolen truck remains missing as police piece together the mystery. The street where the accident occurred is also known as Valde Road.

Investigators examine the twisted wreckage of a pickup that crashed into a moving train in Stanwood, WA early Thursday morning.

According to a spokesman from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, the pickup truck that hit the freight train was apparently stolen from a local Stanwood business. The BNSF is investigating the incident… ... Read More

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