The state of Washington has several agencies that govern how trucks with trailers on the back are regulated. The agencies take very seriously the actions allowed by law when these trucks are on the road in order to prevent accidents.
The truck accidents that occur in Washington state are usually deadly. Not only are you dealing with a vehicle that is heavy and huge, but you are probably dealing with wintery conditions and traffic congestion. All these factors add up to serious injury and/or death.
Traveling the roads of Washington is risky, especially in bad weather. Add a tired truck driver to the mix, and it can be serious or deadly. Truck drivers are often encouraged to drive longer than they are physically able to, and they may even drive distracted because of using cellphones while maneuvering in and out of traffic.
Driving in the winter in Washington definitely requires preplanning and caution in order to avoid a semi-truck accident. Being in an 18-wheeler accident at any time is harrowing, but getting into an accident due to the driver's negligence or carelessness is truly frightening and can be deadly. Of course, you can't control the driver who hits you but you may be able to mitigate the damage done if you do a few simple tasks.
When you are involved in a tractor-trailer accident, it can be frightening because there is a vast difference in the size of the semi-truck and the size of your vehicle. However, that fear level goes up astronomically when you are riding a bicycle on a roadway and are hit by an 18-wheeler.
In Spokane County, Washington, a man was allegedly thrown out of moving logging truck in an accident that occurred on State Route 290 and involved another vehicle.