Authorities report that an accident involving a car and a bicycle in Puyallup in the afternoon hours of Nov. 24 left the bicyclist with devastating injuries. An ambulance transported the bicyclist to Tacoma Hospital in critical condition. There were no reports of injuries to the driver and her two passengers.
The Washington State Patrol reported that an 86-year-old allegedly drunk driver caused a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 while going the wrong way. The incident occurred on Nov. 10 around 10:35 p.m. in Tacoma.
The Washington State Patrol reported that a woman lost her life when a semi-truck slammed into her vehicle on Interstate 5 in Thurston County. According to authorities, the accident occurred on the interstate's northbound lanes at mile marker 102 around 3:50 a.m. on Nov. 7.
As many Washington residents already know, pedestrian accidents constitute a public safety issue affecting the entire country. In 2012, traffic accidents involving pedestrians accounted for nearly 4,750 fatalities and approximately 76,000 injured individuals, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.