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ALL CLEAR: I-5 ramp in Tacoma closed for overturned car

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Sep. 1, 2009 at 10:22 am with 8 Comments »
September 1, 2009 11:44 am
A rolled over car
A rolled over car

Washington State Patrol troopers and Tacoma firefighters are responding to a one-car rollover crash on a ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to westbound Highway 16 in Tacoma. Traffic has already started to back up, according to police scanner chatter. State DOT traffic cameras show a car on its top. UPDATE: The DOT web site reports the serious-injury accident is located on northbound I-5 at the exit to westbound State Route 16.

UPDATE 2: The northbound I-5 ramp is blocked by the rollover crash. Troopers, transportation crews, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene.

Crews have closed the ramp. Drivers are being diverted.

UPDATE 3: The ramp remains blocked. A tow truck has arrived on the scene.

UPDATE 4: The ramp is now cleared and open to traffic.

UPDATE 5: Our news partners, KIRO TV, have a little bit more on the crash. You can find it here.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. ClownPosse says:

    Stupidity – cause and effect !

  2. ClownPosse – Are you as stupid and insensitive when people can see you as your are while anonymous?

  3. longco44 says:

    Im sorry, I have to go with clownposse on this one… How on earth do you flip a car like that. Seems to me that living in Washington my whole life, people still don’t know how to drive in the freakin’ rain. People need to be more cautious..

    And usually, in MORE cases than not, roll over accidents are caused by wreckless driving… Notice that I didn’t say all.. There are freak accidents that can result in roll overs too..

  4. Palin2012 says:

    people need to stop complaining about other people’s driving and worry about how they drive I don’t care about how you think some people don’t know how to drive in the rain.

  5. TheCoze says:

    @Palin – worry about how i drive? i slow down about 5 mph than the speed limit to accomidate for decreased stopping ability and other factors… what do i get for this cautiousness? People swerving around me, coming up on my bumper, honking at me and oh, let’s not mention the ‘1 finger salute’ they give as they are passing me. I stick to the right lane anyway because i don’t like freeway driving and drive the speed limit at all times, but people still seem to think they need to go 80 mph at all times.

  6. klthompson says:

    Matching my speed with the pack and find a space between clusters of cars has always worked for me. One ticket (for 5mph over) in 60 years and no accidents. And I spend far more time on the freeways than local streets.

  7. juandd11 says:

    Palin, it seems like you always have an opposite opinion of what the majority thinks, (as illustrated by your chosen name). I’m with all these people that complain about Washington drivers this place should have better drivers given that it rains a good part of the year. If you don’t care about what I think, fine, it works both ways.

  8. whocares09 says:

    i had to agree with ClownPosse cuz hes right, its VERY hard to roll a vehicle ESP a little CAR like that, unless you are going to fast which in this state is wreckless driving as longco44 pointed out. now i drive a lifted large pickup truck and no i dont drive the speed limit but ive never had a wreck, ticket, or even come close to rolling my truck. so this one does get the Darwin Award for stupidity. oh TheCoze ill try not to flip you off as much when im passing you my bad haha

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