The Washington State Patrol reports that a trailer hauling drywall became detached from the truck that was pulling it, flipped onto its side and lost a load of drywall all over the Interstate 405 in Bellevue, just north of State Route 520.
The trailer accident occurred around 1:40 pm. More than 200 sheets of drywall were spilled. Luckily there were no injuries or damages to vehicles, only a nightmare to commuters because the highway had to be closed for 90 minutes.
The WSP Commercial Vehicle Division determined that the trailer had not been properly attached to the truck that was pulling it.
The WSP has cited the truck driver for failing to secure a load. Unsecured loads cause upwards of 400 accidents in Washington State every year. Some result in severe injury or even death. Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.655 is the statute which imposes a second degree misdemeanor for a driver who fails to secure a load.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a Washington law firm with experience and knowledge in handling auto accident cases. With our help, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries or damages caused by a lost load or the negligence of another driver.
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