Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

SR 512 crash caused by aggressive driving

Post by Joyce Chen on April 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm with 1 Comment »
April 6, 2010 6:46 pm

Washington State Patrol is looking for a driver who caused this afternoon’s accident on State Route 512 by cutting off a 23-year-old Tacoma woman, causing her to lose control of her car.

Around 1:30 p.m., the woman was driving westbound on State Route 512 near Steele Street when a red Ford Taurus or a similar vehicle cut her off.

The woman’s 1996 Mercury Cougar swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle, struck the center jersey barrier and rolled onto its top, blocking the far left lane of traffic. The red Ford Taurus then sheared through all lanes of traffic and exited SR 512 at the northbound I-5 exit.

The Cougar’s driver was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with serious injuries. Several lanes of SR 512 were closed for two hours while troopers and detectives investigated the scene.

Anyone with information on the driver of the red Ford Taurus is asked to call the State Patrol at (253) 538-3240.

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. Novelist2 says:

    I hope the driver of the Cougar is all right…

    We need more police all over the place around here. Every single day, I see this kind of stuff happen. Whenever there’s not a cop around, you get these idiot drivers zooming around at 80mph, weaving in and out of traffic, shoving their way into spaces they ought not to go, causing near-misses… EVERY SINGLE DAY. This last night I was traversing the 16-to-I5 interchange and some fool in a white SUV zoomed up the “Merge Right” lane ahead of all the traffic and rudely shoved his way into the traffic lane at the last minute, almost hitting a little car. I watched the moron continue to weave his way dangerously through other traffic, almost causing several more accidents.
    WE NEED MORE POLICE. LOTS OF THEM. If that’s the only way to make drivers behave, then so be it.

*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0