Motor home rolls over on I-5 in Shoreline

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 9 at 10:32 AM

SHORELINE, Wash. -- The driver of a motor home rolled the vehicle as many as two times in the southbound lanes of I-5 near the Northeast 175th Street exit in Shoreline Wednesday morning.

The driver had lost control, hit a sign and rolled the motor home just before 5 a.m., said Washington State Patrol. Road crews spent a couple hours clearing the accident, which at one point backed up traffic for eight miles.

The driver, a 42-year-old woman from Oregon, told troopers she had been traveling for awhile and thought a flat tire caused her to lose control of the vehicle. She also said she had other passengers with her.

After a complete check of the motor home, WSP determined the driver was the only occupant inside, and blamed the driver's confusion on her being disoriented after the accident. The driver did not have any life threatening injuries: she was taken to Harborview to be checked out.

Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor, said Trooper Julie Startup. The crash is being blamed on either the slick road conditions or a vehicle malfunction.

All lanes of I-5 were re-opened around 8 a.m.

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