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Pierce County, WA – Serious Car and Semi-Truck Collision on I-5 near DuPont Causes Major Injuries

Pierce County, WA – (July 21, 2023) – A serious accident between a car and a semi-truck on northbound I-5 resulted in a major traffic slowdown during the early hours of Wednesday morning, July 19th, as reported by Washington State Patrol and the State Department of Transportation.

Pierce County, WA - Serious Car and Semi-Truck Collision on I-5 near Mounts Rd. Causes Major Injuries

The collision was initially reported shortly after 5 a.m. in the vicinity of Mounts Road, close to DuPont.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appeared that the semi-truck had rear-ended the car around 5:15 a.m. The force of the impact caused the truck’s cab and trailer to overturn.

The 24-year-old female driver of the car suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. Meanwhile, the 57-year-old female driver of the truck was also injured in the collision and was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment. As of the latest update, her condition remains unknown.

The WSP is currently handling the investigations of this crash.

Our thoughts are with the injured individuals and their families during this difficult time. We hope for their swift and full recovery.

 

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