Puyallup, WA (September 18, 2023) – A fatal automobile accident was reported early Sunday morning in Puyallup that claimed the life of one person.
The crash occurred at around 3:00 a.m. on September 17.
The Puyallup Police Department and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Valley Avenue Northwest.
According to reports, a motorcycle and a semi-truck collided in the 900 block of the roadway just north of the Puyallup River. The incident prompted officials to shut down the road as they worked to provide care at the scene.
The motorcyclist, identified as a 34-year-old male from Pierce County, was fatally injured. No other injuries were reported as a result of this crash.
Authorities confirmed that the truck caught on fire and caused some damage to power lines in the area, prompting officials to shut down the roadway for an extended period. The crash is currently being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of the man who lost his life in this crash.
A fatal accident can have an overwhelming impact on your family. Unfortunately, truck crashes take the lives of thousands of people across the country every year. There are many instances where these accidents occur right here in the state of Washington.
Fatal truck accidents often involve some form of negligence. We see innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who run red lights, operate their vehicles while impaired, and operate their vehicles while fatigued. Unfortunately, negligent actions continue to have a devastating impact on the lives of innocent people every day.
When families lose loved ones due to fatal truck accidents, they are often able to take legal action against the responsible party. Seeking guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer can ensure that your family has the best chance of protecting your rights in getting justice. After a fatal accident, your family must be able to identify who is liable for the crash taking place. An attorney will be able to help your family investigate the accident and identify all of the factors that led to the accident. They will be able to identify who is liable for the accident, such as the truck driver, the trucking company, or even the cargo loading company so that you are able to take legal action against them. It is in your best interest to act quickly to ensure you have the strongest evidence against the responsible party.
At Burg Simpson, our commercial vehicle accident lawyers are committed to providing the best legal representation for families affected by negligent drivers and truck companies. We understand that dealing with a tragedy such as this is an incredibly difficult time, which is why we take all the necessary steps to ensure your rights and interests are protected every step of the way. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, reach out to our dedicated legal team today by calling (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free consultation to get started.