Washington state troopers say that a woman died in a crash with a semi-truck on Interstate 5 in Thurston County at about 3:50 a.m. on Nov. 7. According to reports, a semi-truck hit a 1991 Geo Metro that had come to a stop on a shoulder near mile post 102 northbound on I-5. The impact pushed the woman’s car about 100 feet.
The truck was reportedly going 58 miles an hour at the time of the collision, and the woman’s car was completely destroyed in the crash. Northbound lanes of I-5 had to be closed for a period due to the accident. There was no word as to the condition of the truck driver. There was also no word as to the conditions of the road at the time of the crash.
If a driver or pedestrian dies from injuries suffered in a truck accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit may help the victim’s family win compensation for final expenses. The victim’s family may also win punitive damages for the driver’s negligence or compensation to help any dependents left behind.
Those who wish to file a wrongful death suit may wish to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney can review the evidence in the case to establish that driver negligence led to the death of the victim. In addition to representing the victim’s family in court, it may be possible for a personal injury attorney to negotiate a settlement outside of court. Doing so may lead to a fast resolution of the case, which may enable all parties to start the healing process after such a tragic event.
Source: KOMOnews.com, “Woman killed as semi rear-ends her car at 58 mph on I-5”, November 07, 2014