UPS truck drifts off Interstate 405 in Bothell, driver suffers minor injuries
June 23, 2010 · Updated 10:04 AM
A United Parcel Service truck pulling a single trailer drifted off the shoulder of Interstate 405 just north of State Route 527 in Bothell Tuesday morning, drove into a ditch and rolled over.
The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Evergreen Hospital for evaluation, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Keith Leary.
The incident occurred at 5:40 a.m., caused a traffic backup of four miles and the road was fully reopened at 9 a.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Leary noted that WSP and commercial-vehicle workers were trying to determine whether the driver fell asleep at the wheel or if there was mechanical problems with his vehicle. Commercial-vehicle workers ruled out mechanical troubles, Leary added.
No citation has been given to the driver at press time.