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ALL CLEAR: Crash blocking lanes of River Road at Pioneer Way in Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm with 4 Comments »
April 16, 2010 1:51 pm

A crash is blocking the left lane of northbound State Route 167, also known as River Road, at Pioneer Way, the state DOT reports.

The incident began shortly after 12:30 p.m.

1:05 p.m. UPDATE: The crash is blocking both northbound lanes of SR 167 at Pioneer Way.

Troopers, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene. Transportation crews are en route.

1:07 p.m. UPDATE: DOT now reports the crash is blocking all lanes in both directions.

1:23 p.m. UPDATE: The crash involved two vehicles, according to Tacoma police. There were initial reports of injuries.

1:25 p.m. UPDATE: The right lane is open in both directions. The left lane of both directions is blocked.

1:35 p.m. UPDATE: All southbound lanes are now open. The investigation into the crash continues. The left lane of northbound SR 167 continues to be blocked.

1:50 p.m. UPDATE: All lanes are back open.


Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. ValleyTarts says:

    What is the chance that someone slowed down for that ridiculous traffic camera by the Indian Cemetery ?
    If not, it will cause a deadly accident some day.
    BUT ITS A REVENUE GENERATOR FOR TACOMA !!!!!!

  2. SJ_Gaston says:

    Except it didn’t happen at the bay view curve, it happened over by Pioneer. That’s a few miles away.

  3. lonergan says:

    Over 100 accidents on the Bay Street curve last year, mostly caused by excessive speed. Reducing that number is the purpose of the camera, Guarantee: drive the speed limit and you will not be ticketed. This accident happened at an intersection NOT enforced by a camera.

  4. puyallupnative says:

    It happened just south of the split on river road. About 100 yards past the split. There was a red mid sized truck that was going southbound and was in the northbound middle lane that must have been involved. I went down pioneer but could see the truck and a state trooper closing that lane when stopped at the light waiting at about 1:40.

    It was the other side of the light from the Tacoma cash cow camera…

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