Passengers struck on I-90 by Kenmore driver while putting on chains
December 17, 2012 · Updated 3:43 PM
A three vehicle collision occurred on westbound Interstate 90 near exit 38 just before 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
A Toyota Corolla pulled onto the right shoulder to add chains as roadway conditions worsened. A blue four-wheel-drive Toyota pickup truck, driven by a 33-year-old man from Kenmore, was traveling west in the left lane when it lost control and struck the driver’s side of black Honda Pilot traveling in the right lane.
Both vehicles were stuck together as they slid to the right shoulder where the two male passengers from the Corolla, a 20 year old from Burien and a 22 year old from Seattle, were putting chains on the Toyota. Both men were struck and seriously injured.
During the investigation of the collision it was discovered that the pickup truck that lost control had four-wheel-drive capabilities, but was only in two-wheel drive at the time of the collision.
That area of westbound Interstate 90 was past any traction tire restriction, but the roadway in the area was covered in snow.
The Corolla had minor damage from the vehicle contact and no other injuries were reported in the collision. All vehicles were drivable following the collision.