Earlier last month, on March 8th, 2020 the SR18 was closed. When a highway closes, semi-trucks will take alternative routes to get where they’re going. In some cases, the driver might not be as familiar with the new route. An unfamiliar road and tight turn was the problem in this semi-truck accident recovery incident.
Team Pro-Tow called on to assist in a semi truck accident in Tukwila, WA involving a trapped driver and fully loaded shipping container. Working with WSP, Fire Service, and WSDOT, all lanes were able to be reopened quickly and before the evening commute. Total estimated weight was between 80,000 and 90,000lbs. Complicating the recovery was the guardrail that had lodged inside the cab of the semi truck as well as the shipping container had suffered considerable damage.