A five car accident today on Interstate 5 blocked all northbound lanes of traffic and caused long backups. Two people were hospitalized following the collision. As of 11:15 a.m., police and emergency personnel were clearing the scene and investigating cause of the accident. More information about the accident can be found at the following link: Accident Snarls Traffic on I-5.
While police reports from traffic accidents are helpful, they are not admissible evidence at trial in Washington. The investigating officer must offer testimony. A personal injury lawyer can work with the investigating officer to prepare him or her for trial and ensure a successful result for the client.