Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: December 04, 2015
Contact: Sergeant J. Paul Cagle
Phone: (360) 596-4014

Cell: (360) 507-6041
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

With Winter Weather Approaching, the Washington State Patrol Reminds Drivers
to Prepare Before Hitting the Road

Olympia -- This morning a Good Samaritan was struck and injured while exiting his SUV to check on the driver of a rolled over semi-truck along Eastbound I-90 at mile post 81. This is the second person hit along a state highway in the past three days. Both pedestrians were hit while checking on the occupants of rolled vehicles.

On December 2, 2015, a pedestrian was killed at a one vehicle rollover collision on Interstate 90 at mile post 116. The Good Samaritan stopped to assist the occupants of the rolled vehicle and he was struck and killed by another motorist who lost control of his vehicle. Both collisions occurred during freezing rain conditions.

While this is not a common occurrence, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) ants to share some roadside safety tips and to remind drivers to plan ahead when road and weather conditions are not ideal. In some cases, it takes time for law enforcement and first responders to arrive on scene. Law enforcement and first responders are trained and equipped to provide protection on emergency scenes and know where to park to ensure the safety of all those at the roadway collision.


If you witness a collision:

If you are involved in a collision: