Wreck On SR 20 Leaves Drunken Driver Injured, WSP Reports

A man from old Port Townsend was allegedly taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by helicopter after a tragic accident on State Route 20 last Monday. News articles show that the wreck happened after three in the afternoon and that it was caused because the driver was drinking before driving.

The 39-year-old man was driving a Toyota pickup truck on SR 20 toward Discover Bay when the vehicle reportedly left the lane and drifted to the side near Fairmount Road. It rotated a few times before it rested upside down in a ditch. There were no details about the use of seat belts by any of the two men involved in the accident.

The Washington State Patrol has released an official report saying that the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol and that the passenger, a 49-year-old man was allegedly left unharmed. At this moment, a personal injury lawyer in the Seattle area could be assisting the passenger.

After the authorities responded to the accident, the pickup truck was towed since it was severely damaged.

As a Renton car accident lawyer I personally wish a speedy recovery to the driver involved in this DUI case. Hopefully, this sad accident will serve as a true example of how risky drinking and driving can be.

Edmonds Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-90

News outlets reported that a 26-year-old Edmonds man lost his life in an accident on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg Monday afternoon.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred roughly 11 miles west of Ellensburg on Interstate 90 at approximately 1:10pm Monday. The 26-year-old was driving his 1994 Toyota pickup truck westbound on the interstate when, for unknown reasons, he veered off the roadway, overcorrected his vehicle and struck a westbound 2000 Toyota 4 Runner driven by a 15-year-old Gold Bar male. The Toyota continued across all traffic lanes to the other side of the road where the driver lost control. The vehicle then rolled, ejecting the driver.

The 26-year-old Edmonds man was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, resulting in his ejection. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he pronounced dead. The 15-year-old Gold Bar driver escaped the accident uninjured.

Washington State Patrol troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident, however they have stated that they believe intoxicants played a contributing role in the crash.

As a Seattle car accident lawyer, I’m deeply saddened to learn of this tragic accident. I’ve witnessed similar accidents in the past and the effects they’ve had on the friends and family over my time as a car accident lawyer. I hope they have a strong support system to help them cope with their loss and my heartfelt condolences go out to them at this time.

Edmonds Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-90 is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Car Accident Outside Pasco Injures 2 Othello Women

News sources reported that two Othello women sustained moderate injuries in a car accident outside of Pasco on Highway 295 Wednesday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 20-year-old Othello woman was driving her 2003 Honda Accord in the southbound traffic lanes of Highway 395 at about 6:45am Wednesday morning behind a slow-moving semi-truck. At the same time, a second semi-truck, driven by a 47-year-old California woman, was entering the southbound lanes of Highway 395 from Phend Road. The 20-year-old woman attempted to pass the slow moving semi-truck her vehicle was tailing, and moved into the lane of the second semi-truck, striking the 1997 Mack truck.

The 20-year-old Othello woman and her 31-year-old passenger sustained moderate injuries in the accident. The two women were transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland for the treatment of their injuries. No update on their conditions has been provided. The 47-year-old California woman was not injured in the accident.

Washington State Patrol troopers concluded their investigation and determined that the accident was the result of an unsafe passing maneuver. They have not yet stated whether any citations were issued in the accident.

As a Renton car accident attorney, I’m relieved to hear that no one was more seriously injured in this accident. If you’ve been injured in a crash that was the direct result of the negligent actions of another driver, it may be in your best interests to contact an experienced car accident lawyer in your city.

Car Accident Outside Pasco Injures 2 Othello Women is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Motorcyclist Injured in Accident with Amphibious Vehicle

News outlets reported that a motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries in an accident involving a “Ride-the-Duck” amphibious tourist vehicle in Seattle Monday afternoon.

According to authorities, the accident occurred just prior to 2:30pm at the intersection of Third Avenue and Pike Street when the motorcyclist came to a stop in front of the amphibious vehicle at the traffic signal on Pike Street. The amphibious vehicle failed to yield, pulled into the intersection and struck the motorcycle. The biker, reported to be in his 50s, became “entangled” in the undercarriage of the “Ride-the-Duck” vehicle and was dragged across the intersection before coming through the back end of the vehicle. Witnesses found the victim roughly 20 feet from his motorcycle.

Emergency crews transported the motorcyclist to Harborview Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries. He was initially categorized as being in serious condition, but has since been reevaluated to satisfactory condition. Rescue workers stated that, when they arrived at the scene, the man was conscious and had been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident and have yet to issue any citations.

As an Everett motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen similar accidents in the past and am relieved to learn that this man was not more seriously injured in what could have been a deadly crash. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of the negligent actions of another driver, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area.

Motorcyclist Injured in Accident with Amphibious Vehicle is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Rear-End Collision on State Route 104 Injures 2

News agencies reported that two people sustained moderate injuries in a collision Wednesday afternoon on State Route 104.

According to the Washington State Patrol report, the accident happened at 2:21pm on State Route 104, just west of the Hood Canal Bridge. A 61-year-old Sequim woman was traveling westbound on SR-104 in her 2006 Ford sedan when her vehicle struck the rear of a 1996 Volvo station wagon driven by a 48-year-old Port Townsend woman, totaling both vehicles. The Volvo was stopped for traffic at the intersection of SR-104 and Shine Road at the time of the accident. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Port Townsend woman was taken by ambulance to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for treatment of injuries sustained during the accident. The Sequim woman was transported via helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of serious injuries. Updates on the victim’s conditions were not available at the time of this release. Both victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The Sequim woman has since been cited for speeding.

As a Bellingham car accident lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. I wish both women a quick recovery from their injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another driver’s negligence, contact a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.

Rear-End Collision on State Route 104 Injures 2 is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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One Man Hospitalized After SR-500 Multiple Car Pileup

News sources reported that a 40-year-old Portland man sustained moderate injuries in a four-vehicle pileup accident near Vancouver Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred just before 4:45pm on State Road 500 as the vehicles approached Northeast Stapleton Road. Slow traffic caused three vehicles to slow to a stop. However, the fourth vehicle, driven by the 40-year-old Portland man, was unable to stop in time to avoid an accident, causing a chain reaction that affected the three vehicles in front of him.

The 40-year-old man was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver for the treatment of injuries to his neck and back that he sustained during the crash. He was listed in satisfactory condition by hospital staff as of Wednesday night. Two of the other drivers, operating the two vehicles sandwiched in the middle, a 58-year-old Battleground woman and a 33-year-old Vancouver woman, sustained injury during the crash, but were not taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the front vehicle, an 18-year-old Vancouver woman, escaped the accident unscathed. The Washington State Patrol stated that all drivers were wearing their seatbelts during the accident, and has since cited the 40-year-old Portland man for following another vehicle too closely.

As a Vancouver car accident lawyer, I’ve seen similar accidents in the past and am relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured. I wish all the occupants involved a quick recovery from their injuries so that they may put this event behind them. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another driver’s negligent actions, it may be in your best interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.

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