Tracy Taylor, Batiste Jonah, Washington discussed on KIRO Nights
Are one foot narrower, and there's there's a little bit of a shoulder, but now full shoulder. So that is what they're attributing jump in on this one, please. Because this is just this is so bad. Gentleman, Tracy Taylor. So I covered a semi crash that hit the barrier. The driver was what driving way too fast for the conditions in that area. And that's what happened, and that's why all lanes on both directions of I five shutdown. Yes. Absolutely. Right. Five wrecks in five months, all of which had to do with tractor trailers all of them in that same area. So again, the rats are pretty deep when we have water it standing water as for being construction zone. Yeah. It is construction zone. I drive through there every single day. But there's something to be said when we have five racks all of which were semi trucks in a. Yeah. Tracy. Thanks for that, the Washington state trooper Jonah, Johnny beliefs all Batiste Jonah. I knew Jonah ones. I can't be Jonah. It's frustrating. It's frustrating. Not only is emergency responders. But also to a citizens to live in the area enough the commute through it. I just I toss this out to the room to everyone to discuss if a private business had five instances like this in five months and set. Yeah. It's not our fault. We're good. We're not changing dang thing. The state of Washington would say cool. Thoughts responses will you're talking about it's not all tractor trailers. So it's not also my truck drivers. But that the major accidents that we've seen recently have been them. And what they're pointing to is the truck drivers are not paying attention to this more narrow road. But I don't necessarily know if this more narrowed can accommodate the truck driver, we almost got killed in this area as German with a friend of mine is not a truck driver. We happen to have been driving in a truck. But it wasn't a big truck. It was a it was a work truck. And if you've driven to that area. It's it's scary because it's not just the semi trucks. You're having problems with this Mike you've done a lot of work in and around the what what in, but you've you've do studied the Washington State Department transportation, I contend it's uniquely unaccountable agency that doesn't care about us. All right. So let's get back to the traffic. Just a moment. The my understanding is this is a construction zone. Yes. So what is the construction zone? I mean, the last time I checked your required a slow way down and sort of pick your way through it. And hopefully when it's no longer construction zone and all of that is fixed. It's okay. So I don't know that this is a great example of of wash dot not caring. I mean, you're there are examples. I think absolutely wash dot maybe not engaging enough in the public. I mean, remember the thing with transit agencies. His that Jesus look at their their their attorneys, you know, eat their young. I mean, these are these are not agencies that are really prone to listening to a lot. They do a lot because they're always in when you're doing a transit project everyone's unhappy, and when you're putting transit through somewhere everyone's unhappy. And so they get a little resistant. I think sometimes they don't listen to the actual decent complaints within the cacophony of noise in this particular case, it's a construction zone. Five accidents in any. Stretch of road over five months in this area. Does it to me sound like a crisis crisis? It seems dangerous, and I hope that someone doesn't get hurt. I'd love to hear thoughts. Nine eight nine seven three. Can't get the thought of people eating their young out of my head. But I'm going to try very very hard. There is a woman she she died in that sad. And then she left behind the no-bid jewelry, and then the newspaper printed it. But then they said, maybe we shouldn't have printed this harps enlighten us. Well, they did not print it then associates are answers Irene Finley Williams, and it November twenty first is when she passed the family went to the paper and said, hey, here's herb itchy. And at the very end of it. It said if I die soon all this Trump stuff has had an effect. And it was kind of like a jab in the obits. Was it a ha yes, she would have liked. I guess is what her family was saying. And then when they had sent that to the paper, the paper does prescreen these and they said. Yeah. I think we're gonna do that. And so after that point though, when the family members got a hold of this and put it up on their social media Facebook page and said, hey, you know, what that's not right? Like you as the newspaper should have printed the obituary that would be honor our family member and how we see fit. We're paying for it. Here you go over choice have changed a lot over the cats. I've had Reverend dozens and dozens of obituaries it went from a job that the newspaper decided to do to a paid service. And so if they're paying for it, they get their language if you're doing it, you could make the decisions on it in this particular case, they sit around with what they with what actually they paid for. And the courier journal did come back today and say we should not have told you that we were not going to run it with that line. And we have done it, and they have now not offered to rerun her obituary, but instead refund that sixteen hundred dollars hundred dollars. It's a lot that is take away when we come back after we check this traffic, a state agency says poor kids, this should get an advantage in sports or they're thinking of that. So we'll dig into it Tracy.