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According to authorities, a traffic light that wasn’t working led to a car crash in Kent that pinned two small cars under a 1-ton pickup truck.

The crash occurred at about 4:45 p.m. Monday at South 212 Street and 84th Avenue South. Kent police and firefighters responded.

The 1-ton pickup had been towing another full-size pickup truck when the King County truck accident occurred. The two cars and the truck ran into a semi truck in the middle of the intersection.

Highway 9 in Maltby was blocked for about an hour Thursday afternoon by a three-vehicle pileup. Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said that one person was hurt and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Leary, a semi-truck that was heading north hit a passenger car that was pulling out of a residential area near 203rd Street SE, at about 2pm. A 68 year old man from Kirkland was driving a pickup truck southbound. The driver braked to avoid the collision, but the semi crossed the center line and the two trucks collided head-on.

The man had to be helped out of his truck by Snohomish County Fire District 7 rescue crews before being rushed to the hospital.

Valley Regional Fire Authority reported today that a 22-year-old man was killed this morning in a fatal pedestrian accident with a dump truck in Sumner after he fell from his bicycle. The bicyclist died at the scene from his injuries.

Shortly before 7:30 am, the man and a friend were riding bicycles westbound in the 14200 block of Eighth Street East. The bicyclist hit a patch of grass on the gravel shoulder. He then lost control of his bike and fell onto the roadway, into the path of the dump truck that was hauling gravel. Though the man was wearing a helmet, his injuries were fatal. The second bicyclist, who was riding in front of him, was not injured.

No information about the case has been released by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

On Friday, a log truck broke apart and spilled its load east of Marysville. Six people were taken to the hospital.

Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said that the Marysville truck accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Getchell Road near the intersection with 99th Avenue NE. He also said that the truck’s brakes malfunctioned and appeared to have locked up and the back axle of the truck’s trailer broke away, sending logs into the road.

According to Leary, the commercial truck caused an SUV to roll over into a ditch when the SUV apparently tried to avoid the logs. Getchell Fire Chief Travis Hots said that all six people in the SUV were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A three vehicle crash near Snohomish Tuesday morning occurred. Following the crash involving a PUD line truck, a woman was airlifted to a Seattle hospital after the accident.

Snohomish County Fire District 4 Battalion Chief John Hinchcliff said that the accident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., near the intersection of Dubuque Road and Creswell Road.

Hinchcliff said that the injured woman was in a small passenger car. As a result of the accident, she was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her condition was not immediately available.
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Two teenage girls were hit by a pickup truck Friday night in Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. One girl died as a result of the accident.

Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Prentiss said that a white Ford Ranger was heading east about 11:10 p.m. in the 3300 block of 164th Street SW in Lynnwood. It then jumped a curb and hit the two girls on the sidewalk. One of the girls died at the scene.
The other girl, a 16-year-old from Lynnwood, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. There she was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The 32-year-old driver of the truck, from Snohomish, and his passenger, a 26-year-old Mill Creek woman, were also taken to Harborview. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Printiss said that the driver in the truck accident was not cited or arrested.
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An Everett man died when two big trucks smashed into each other on Highway 526 early Friday morning.

Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said that the crash happened about 4:15am.

A tractor-trailer heading east was pulling through the intersection at Everett Mall Way onto Highway 527 when it apparently was hit broadside by a northbound rig. That truck was not hauling a trailer.

The Everett man was ejected from his cabin during the truck accident and died at the scene.
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A 60-year-old man was cycling around Bainbridge Island, riding down Highway 305, when he merged into the left turn-lane. He remembers a vehicle coming up quickly to the left, behind him.

“As a biker knows, when you see something like that it’s a really bad thing. It shouldn’t have been there and it shouldn’t be overtaking me. I should have been the farthest left of everybody,” he said.

According to police, the 23-year-old female driver hit him, then ran over his head. She then stopped the car, took a look at the injured cyclist, and then drove off.

Luckily, there were witnesses who stopped and described the driver to police. At the time of her arrest, it appeared she had been driving under the influence and there was evidence of alcohol in the car.

“I knew something bad had happened. I knew I had been in a bicycle accident apparently,” he said about the moment he came to in the ambulance.
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A train and semi-truck collided in Marysville early Monday. Minor injuries occurred when the train derailed.

At approximately 6 a.m., the Seattle truck accident occurred around 130th and State streets. The driver of the semi-truck suffered some minor injuries, said Marysville Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Goodale. As a precaution, he was transported to Providence Everett Medical Center’s Colby Campus. None of the train crew suffered injuries.

According to, two train engines were derailed, but the rest of the train still on the track. . Marysville Fire Department crews were at the scene investigating the accident, where debris from the train was strewn about 500 yards along the track.

The family of Charles McDonald, a truck driver who died when a propane hose leaked and caught fire while he pumped propane from his truck into Atlas Foundry Limited Partnerships tanks, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in superior court Tuesday. They allege that Atlas Foundry employees didn’t use proper clamps when they helped McDonald reattach a disconnected hose before he began pumping the propane.

McDonald’s body was mostly burned by the first of two explosions. He took cover near a metal shed before the 8,000-gallon truck blew apart, propelling an axle hundreds of feet in the air in a massive burst. Additionally, pieces of metal rained down on people nearby. Covered in black soot, employees ran from the fire.

Four people besides McDonald were injured. McDonald was found by medics behind the shed two hours later and airlifted him to Harborview Medical Center. The 64-year-old died Oct. 16.

“The negligence of the Atlas Foundry employees led to the initial release of propane gas that rapidly enveloped Charles McDonald,” said John Christensen, the family’s lawyer. He faulted the employees for using clamps not meant for high-pressure propane.
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