“Troopers with the Washington State Patrol are issuing a warning to drivers that are hauling items after mattresses have caused numerous crashes in the Tri-Cities recently.
Trooper Chris Thorson says two incidents this week caused thousands of dollars in damage.
On Monday evening, a mattress that flew out of the bed of a truck struck the windshield of a vehicle on I-182 in Pasco. Luckily, no one was hurt.
On Tuesday, Thorson says a mattress and box springs flew from the back of another truck and caused two collisions with a total of six vehicles. No one was hurt in that incident either. That crash was in the area of SR 395 and Yelm in Kennewick.”
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It’s crazy to think that not once but twice in the same week a mattress has flown off the back of a truck and caused accidents. Each offending driver received just a $228 ticket for “Loss of Load”. Apparently, it takes an injured party before the fine reaches thousands of dollars. For something as important as ensuring that a load is properly secured, that initial fine should be much higher.
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