Four Snoqualmie Valley residents involved in Interstate 90 pileup
July 21, 2011
By Dan Catchpole
Four Snoqualmie Valley residents were involved in a 15 car pileup on westbound Interstate 90 on Wednesday that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition.
The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. when the highway was crowded with morning commuters in stop-and-go traffic. The driver of a semi-truck tried to stop as he came up to the slowing traffic near 133rd Avenue Southeast in Bellevue. His truck jackknifed, hitting a logging truck, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The collision knocked the logging truck’s rear axle, separating its trailer from the cab and knocking logs loose.
A chain of collisions began that involved 15 cars, sending several people to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Two drivers from Snoqualmie and two from North Bend were among the people involved in the accident.
The accident’s cause is under investigated by WSP.