Washington Rush Hour Crash on I-90 Bridge Caused by Unsecured Load

According to the Washington State Patrol, an unsecured load caused a chain reaction crash on the Interstate 90 floating bridge across Lake Washington. The crash delayed Monday evening commuter traffic for hours.

Two westbound lanes were blocked for nearly 2 1/2 hours by the auto accident in Washington. The collision involved five vehicles and a tractor-trailer rig, said a local Trooper.

The Trooper also said that the problem started when a car swerved to avoid a bucket on the freeway. This accident demonstrates how important it is to secure any and all items being transported in a truck or on a vehicle roof to ensure that roads and highways aren’t obstructed.

Though none appeared to have serious injuries, six people were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

About 20 gallons of paint was spilled by a truck involved in the accident. The paint ended up flowing into a storm drain.

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