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Driver of Small Car Injured After Collision with Dump Truck

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

The driver of a car was seriously injured on Thursday after the car he was driving crashed into a dump truck in Arlington, Washington.

Details about the Accident Involving the Dump Truck

Police and emergency crews responded to the scene on 188th Street NE near 67th Avenue NE at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a serious accident, according to KOMO News in Arlington.

Police found that a car was jammed beneath the trailer arm of a dump truck, and a preliminary investigation found that the driver of the car had smashed into the trailer arm of the dump truck as it was pulling out onto 188th Street. The force of the collision caused the front end of the car to cave in.

The driver of the car sustained non-life threatening but serious injuries. No further information on the identity of the driver or his current condition was immediately available.

Important Information about Accidents in Washington

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation:

  • In 2011, there were 9,081 collisions that involved heavy trucks in the state of Washington.
  • Of these collisions, 62 of them proved to be fatal.
  • Another 156 of these collisions caused serious injury. 


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