Every day law enforcement officials put themselves in the path of danger to protect other members of their communities. In Washington, law enforcement officials take on a diverse range of responsibilities and one of those tasks it to ensure that local roads and highways are kept safe from dangerous and irresponsible drivers. Not long ago, though, one state patrol trooper was injured when a drunk driver slammed into his cruiser.
Commercial vehicles play an important role in the movement of goods and products throughout Washington State and the rest of the country. They are practically everywhere - from major highways and interstates as they travel long distances, and in local neighborhoods and business districts as they deliver goods to stores and private homes. Because commercial vehicles can be found almost anywhere and at any time of day, it should be expected that some of them will be involved in collisions and crashes with other types of automobiles.