Strange semi crashes around Seattle lately – and why this is happening now

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First Washington State lawyer to achieve Board Certification in Truck Accident Law

Kevin Coluccio has earned certification in “Truck Accident Law” by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. It is the first— and only—American Bar Association accreditation for Truck Accident Law in the United States. Coluccio is one of only fifty attorneys who have earned Board Certification in this practice area. Board Certified attorneys pass a comprehensive six hour written exam, prove that a substantial percentage of their practice is dedicated to truck crash litigations how hands-on experience in multiple truck crash cases, and submit to a background vetting process. Then, the attorneys must pass a comprehensive written exam. Coluccio, who is also a founding member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, has decades of experience in commercial truck crash law. “My

Fatal crash rate steady in 2019; 2020 looks worse

The initial reports of 2019 fatal crash data indicate that the truck crash fatality rate for last year is nearly the same, or very slightly up, from 2018. The October Preview of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities In 2019 from NHTSA shows: 5,005 fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck* in in 2019, compared to 5,006 in 2018;      (*Trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 10,000 pounds.)  892 “Large truck* occupant” fatalities (truck driver) in 2019, compared to 890 in 2018.      (*Commercial and noncommercial trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds. NTHSA’s tracking data doesn’t don’t separate heavy-duty trucks (26,000-plus pounds GVWR) from light- and medium-duty trucks.) Overall, fatal crash deaths declined from 2018. But the

Final report on fatal truck crash names medical safety issues

The National Transportation Safety Board released their final report on a 2018 fatal truck crash involving 3 semi-trucks and 4 passenger vehicles. The final report finds identifies issues from the NTSB’s most wanted safety improvements list* as factors. The fatal truck crash On March 1, 2018, a commercial semi-truck driver merging into Interstate 290 in Illinois struck the rear of a Chrysler passenger car that was slowed for traffic. The impact pushed the Chrysler into another tractor-trailer; that truck was pushed into the semi-truck ahead. The third truck’s trailer swung out across the other lanes of traffic, colliding with a car that was then struck by two more vehicles. Each vehicle was occupied by only the driver. Five of the

Major semi-truck crash on I-5 in Oregon

Early in the morning of February 20, a major semi-truck crash on I-5 shut down the interstate for several hours. Initial reports from Oregon State Police (OSP) indicate that the semi truck was headed southbound on I-5 near Wilsonville, Oregon, and crossed into the northbound lanes. It looks like four vehicles were involved in the semi-truck crash on I-5. All of the northbound lanes on I-5 were closed for several hours. Six people were taken to the hospital, at least two are reported to have serious injuries. A pickup truck caught fire, but the flames were extinguished, according Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials. What caused a semi to jackknife across I-5? The crash is recent, and we expect to learn

Family of man crushed by street sweeper settles wrongful death lawsuit

This post originally appeared on, and is reposted here with permission. The family of a pedestrian who was run over by a street sweeper have settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the companies that owned and operated the heavy equipment. In February 2018, the victim, Mr. Alexandru Culai, was struck and killed by a street sweeper on 120th Avenue NE in Bellevue, Washington. With the help of a mediator, the parties agreed on a total settlement of $4,000,000.00. The settlement is pending approval by the court because there are minors involved. The case had been set for trial in March 2020. At the time of the fatal crash, Alex, a 44-year-old Christian musician and professional truck driver, was walking to pick


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