Everett Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-405 near Bothell, WA
Bothell, WA -- January 17, 2023, an Everett man was killed after an accident where a truck hit him following previous collisions on I-405.
Details given in the news place the crash just off State Route 527 along southbound lanes of the interstate at around 4:30 a.m.
It appears that a 41-year-old Everett man was in a vehicle that was involved in an initial collision, the details of which are unclear. After getting out of his vehicle, reports say a semi-truck hit the man, killing him.
No one else was said to be injured in the events, which apparently involved at least 6 vehicles. Additional factors are unclear, as well, and that's no doubt due to how complex a multi-vehicle crash can be. Add onto that a commercial vehicle and a fatality, and things begin to reach a point where police investigations alone may not be covering all angles.
As skilled and dedicated as most officers are, they'll likely tell you that they don't get the support from their departments necessary for chaotic traffic accidents like this one. Without the right tools, training, and time to look into the details, even the best officers may let something slip through the cracks. It's one of the reasons they, representatives of families, and even insurance companies tend to rely on independent accident reconstructionists who don't have these barriers between them and the facts. This crash may prove to be yet another one better off in their hands.