10-car crash stops traffic on I-5 in Lakewood

10-car crash stops traffic on I-5 in Lakewood

Credit: KING

Approximately ten cars were involved in separate accidents on Interstate 5 at Bridgeport Way in Lakewood, Wash. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. The accidents resulted in backups several miles long.

Print
Email
|

by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 16 at 8:10 PM

I-5 multi-vehicle accident

View larger map

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Traffic nearly stopped on Interstate 5 South Wednesday due to a pileup involving at least 10 cars, said the Washington Department of Transportation. 

The crash blocked the left three lanes of I-5 southbound just south of Bridgeport Way. It happened around 4:35 p.m., just when the evening commute was about to pick up.

Seven people involved in the crash required medical attention, said WSDOT officials.

Glare from the rain is what is believed to have caused the crash. At one point the backup was estimated to be about two miles long.

Print
Email
|