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UPDATED: River Road blocked by an overturned semi

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm with 7 Comments »
December 14, 2011 2:37 pm
The driver of this car reportedly pulled out in front of a semi truck and was struck. The driver had only minor injuries. Courtesy of WSP

UPDATED at 2 p.m.

Drivers are being detoured around an overturned semi truck that is blocking both directions of River Road near 31st Avenue Court East.

The Washington State Patrol reports that a car and semi collided just east of the Tacoma city limits.  There were no serious injuries.

Northbound drivers are being diverted off River Road at Pioneer Way. Southbound drivers are being diverted off at Gratzer.

Troopers are on the scene.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. justtina says:

    my partner witnessed this, she was a mess over it….was there a fatality?

  2. LillyLake says:

    The Washington State Patrol reports that a car and semi collided just east of the Tacoma city limits. There were no serious injuries.

    The driver had only minor injuries. Courtesy of WSP

    Doesn’t appear as if there were any fatalities…

  3. cclngthr says:

    Semi driver should not have swerved. I remember about 7 years ago, I was towing a 20,000 pound enclosed 35 foot trailer with my truck and a car swerved in front of me. Not wanting my vehicle to flip, I chose to hold my position steady and speed up a little (was going 100 KMH; in Canada). With my truck posessing a 7.5 foot long section of a railroad track as a front bumper, I pitted the car, sending it in a ditch. Found out the guy was on a cell phone.

  4. A real bumper to protect the vehicle? Insurance companies and body shops hardest hit.

  5. cherbear18121965 says:

    was this outside of tacoma country estates? It looks like my mom’s park

  6. River road is just about degraded as the river there.

  7. David1964 says:

    When will this article be taken off the front page? It happened almost a week ago.

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