Hard to beleive there's a god after reading such dramatic cases.
A 9-year-old girl remained in critical condition Wednesday evening after a semitrailer jackknifed into a logging truck and caused a pileup of 15 vehicles on westbound Interstate 90.
Shortly before 8 a.m., the driver of the semi slammed on the brakes as the semi approached stop-and-go traffic on I-90 at 133rd Avenue Southeast in Bellevue.
The collision created a chain reaction, with 13 passenger vehicles hit by the semi truck, the logging truck or logs from the truck, according to Sgt. Keith Trowbridge, of the Washington State Patrol.
The girl, who was in one of the passenger vehicles, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Six other people had minor injuries and were treated at the hospital and released, according to spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
Sean Mee was in front of the car carrying the girl who was injured. Wednesday evening, he recalled looking back a moment before the accident and making eye contact with the girl's mother, who was driving.
He saw the semi pushing through traffic toward them. "Then out of nowhere this logging truck clipped the semi, and the axle flew off," he said.
The woman's car turned sideways and blocked him and others from the impact of the crash, he said.
Mee described the wreck as the worst he'd ever seen.
"It stretched for a quarter-mile of highway that was just demolished. I felt like I was stuck in a bad dream," he said.
The impact of the semi "basically ripped out the rear axle of the trailer underneath the log truck," Trowbridge said.
The logging truck continued a short way west on I-90 while its driver tried to gain control.
Along the way, logs hit other cars. "The logs were dragging on the ground and striking other vehicles," Trowbridge said.
Semi-truck driver Ric Nobles said he was badly shaken by the accident but declined to comment about the cause, saying it was under investigation.
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