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Tag: SR 512


Tacoma man hit on SR 512 while changing flat tire in stable condition

A 39-year-old Tacoma man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital Friday night after he was hit by a 1996 Nissan Pickup while changing a flat tire on his own vehicle on the side of eastbound state Route 512, according to the Washington State Patrol.

He was in stable condition Sunday night, according to the hospital.

The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. on eastbound 512, East of 31st Avenue Southwest. The driver of the pickup was a 24-year-old man from Tacoma, according to the State Patrol.

The cause of the accident was DUI, the State Patrol said.


Updated: SR 512 off-ramp partially blocked by crash

A crash is partially blocking the off-ramp from eastbound state Route 512 to northbound Interstate 5 this morning, the state DOT reports.

The incident was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Troopers and firefighters are on the scene.

10:50 a.m. Update: All lanes are now open. Earlier, a collision completely blocked the off-ramp from eastbound SR 512 to northbound to I-5.


ALL CLEAR: Crash blocks lane of SR 512

A two-car crash is partially blocking the right lane of westbound state Route 512 near Steele Street in Pierce County.

Firefighters and paramedics are on the scene, the state DOT reports.

Drivers are backed up for about a mile.

UPDATE: The crash has been cleared away and the lane reopened to traffic.


UPDATED: Truck fire blocks westbound lanes of SR 512

A truck fire is blocking all lanes of westbound state Route 512 just went of Pacific Avenue this afternoon.

Drivers are passing by the scene using the right shoulder.

Troopers, firefighters and DOT crews are on the scene.

UPDATE: Drivers are being diverted off the highway at Pacific Avenue, then back onto westbound 512.

UPDATE 2: All lanes of westbound SR 512 at Pacific Avenue were open to traffic at 4:07 p.m.


Crash blocks lanes of SR 512

A multiple-vehicle crash is blocking two lanes of westbound state Route 512 at Interstate 5. In addition, the northbound I-5 ramp to westbound SR 512 is partially blocked, the state DOT reports.

Troopers, firefighters and transportation crews are on the scene.