Three-car Accident Jams the traffic on Interstate 5

According to the news and the Washington State Patrol, morning commute just got a little harder for all drivers taking the Interstate 5 in Lynwood this Monday morning.

Some time after 7 a.m., a collision that involved three different vehicles jammed the traffic. As far as we know, there weren’t many details regarding the reasons behind the accident. It is known however that the backup extended for four miles and made all commuters pretty unhappy.

The Washington State Patrol is still investigating the crash since there were no reports on how it all started or whose fault it might have been. Road conditions or technical issues with the cars could also have influenced the crash.

As a Bellevue car accident lawyer I sincerely hope there aren’t any severe injuries reported from this accident. Although it may have caused a great deal of delay to all commuters who happened to travel through that area, the most important thing is to keep anyone from getting hurt.

Any accident that might have been caused by a third party and that has put your life at risk should be dealt by a professional car accident lawyer that will expose the other driver’s negligence and assist you with your case.

Three-car Accident Jams the traffic on Interstate 5 is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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I-90 Head-On Crash Injures 2 Snoqualmie Valley Residents

News sources reported that a head-on collision on Interstate 90 Sunday morning in Snoqualmie Valley injured two residents.

According to Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Julie Startup, the accident occurred as a 20-year-old North Bend resident was traveling westbound in the eastbound traffic lanes on I-90 in her Nissan XTerra, when she changed lanes and struck another vehicle head-on. Startup stated that driving in the wrong direction occasionally happens by accident, and typically drivers pull to the side quickly or turn around. Usually, if a driver continues to head in the wrong direction, drugs and alcohol are involved.

“It definitely happens more often than we’d like, because it’s potentially a fatal mistake,” Startup said.

Troopers say that both drivers sustained injuries in the accident, especially the 20-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt and believed by the WSP to be driving under the influence at the time. The 20-year-old driver was transported Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for the treatment of serious injuries. The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered only minor injuries, despite their Lexus LX4 catching fire as a result of the crash.

As an Renton car accident attorney, I’m relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. I hope both victims enjoy speedy recoveries so that they may put this incident behind them that much faster. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the result of another driver’s negligent actions, speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.

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Hwy-17 Accident Injures Kennewick Man

News sources reported that a 30-year-old Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries in a car accident on Highway 17 near Warden Saturday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 5:30am Saturday as the 30-year-old Kennewick man was traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 17. The Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries when a 1987 Ford Ranger, driven by a 41-year-old Othello man, failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he pulled in front of the 30-year-old’s 1998 Nissan Altima.

Neither the 41-year-old driver nor his 31-year-old passenger in the Ford was injured in the accident. The Kennewick man was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for the treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was released later that same day.

Washington State Patrol officials reported that the Othello driver has since been charged with failure to yield, lack of insurance, and driving with a suspended license in the third degree.

As a Renton car accident lawyer, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another’s negligent actions, it may be in your best interests to contact a car accident lawyer in your area to learn more about your legal options.

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Ritzville I-90 Accident Kills SCC Student

News outlets reported that a car crash killed a 20-year-old Spokane Community College student on Interstate 90 near Ritzville Monday morning.

According to Washington State Patrol troopers, the accident happened just before 6am as the 20-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90, approximately 17 miles east of Ritzville. The woman and her 21-year-old male passenger were apparently driving from Yakima to Spokane, where the woman attended college, when for unknown reasons the woman veered off the roadway. The vehicle then rolled roughly 150 feet down an embankment before coming to rest. Upon reaching the bottom of the embankment, the vehicle ignited in flames. The male passenger was able to escape the vehicle, however he was unable to extricate the female driver.

Emergency crews pronounced the woman dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger was transported to East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville for the treatment of injuries, including several broken bones, which he had sustained in the crash.

Troopers were forced to close one lane of I-90 to facilitate a cleanup effort and their investigation. Authorities are continuing their investigation and have yet to state whether they believe drugs or alcohol played contributing roles in the accident.

As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m deeply saddened to learn of this tragic accident. In my time as a car accident lawyer, I’ve seen the devastating effects that accidents similar to this have had on those left behind. My sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family of this woman as they mourn their loss.

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Four-Vehicle Pileup Injures 6 Near Mabton

Media sources reported that six individuals sustained moderate and minor injuries in a multiple vehicle pileup accident near Mabton Saturday.

According to reports from the Washington State Patrol, the pileup crash occurred at approximately 1:20pm Saturday afternoon on State Route 241 near the intersection of Stover Road. The accident, which happened on the stretch of SR-241 between Sunnyside and Mabton, occurred when a 1991 Acura Integra driven by a 16-year-old Mabton man struck a 1985 Ford Bronco driven by a 51-year-old Sunnyside woman. The impact from that collision forced the Integra into oncoming traffic lanes where the Integra collided with an Isuzu flatbed truck and a 1995 Nissan coupe.

The occupants of the Isuzu flatbed truck and Nissan coupe escaped this accident without injury. However, both the 51-year-old Sunnyside woman and her 61-year-old passenger sustained moderate injuries in the accident. They, along with the 16-year-old driver and his 8-year-old, 5-year-old and 4-year-old passengers, were taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries.

No update has been provided on the condition of those injured. The Washington State Patrol has stated that the crash was the result of excessive speed and that charges are pending.

As a Federal Way car accident attorney, I’m relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially fatal crash. I wish all of those injured in this incident a quick recovery so they may move forward with their lives. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence actions of another, contact a car accident lawyer to learn more about your rights in the matter.

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Vehicle Strikes Deer on I-5 near Lacey

News agencies reported that a 55-year-old Lacey woman sustained minor injuries after striking a three-point buck on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 9:40am as the 55-year-old woman was traveling southbound on Interstate 5. As her 2001 Hyundai passed the Sleater-Kinney Road exit, the three-point buck bounded across all of the northbound traffic lanes of Interstate 5 and leapt over the jersey barrier in to the path of her vehicle. Unable to avoid a collision, the woman struck the deer. The animal hit her windshield, flipped over the vehicle and went through the back window, finally coming to rest in the trunk of the Hyundai. The woman was able to safely steer her vehicle to the right shoulder of the interstate with the deer still in the trunk.

Troopers responded to the scene a few minutes after the incident and found that the animal had been killed in the accident and remained in the woman’s trunk. Animal control units removed the animal from the car and authorities had the vehicle towed from the scene. The woman was reported to have suffered minor abrasions in the incident, but was otherwise unscathed.

A statement from a WSP official said, “The 55-year-old driver was extremely lucky to walk away with only minor abrasions.”

As an Everett car accident attorney, I’m relieved to learn that this woman was not seriously injured in this potentially deadly situation. I encourage all drivers to practice safe driving habits, including extreme diligence in areas of wildlife crossing, to increase theirs and others chances of staying safe on our roadways. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the fault of another, contact a car accident lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights as they pertain to the matter.

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Southbound Hwy-101 Gets Much Anticipated Speed Reduction

News sources reported that the Washington State Department of Transportation posted new speed limit signs on the southbound side of Highway 101 in Olympia Tuesday in the effort of reducing traffic accidents.

The reduction in speed affects only the southbound lanes of Highway 101 from the Crosby Boulevard exit to the Interstate 5 interchange. The signs indicate that the speed has been lowered from 60mph to 45mph in the area. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill, the reduction is part of a request to reduce the excessive number of accidents in the area and increase public safety.

“This all boils down to public safety. We believe that lowering the speed limit there is going to reduce collisions and that’s our goal,” Trooper Gill said.

The final decision to lower the speed limit in the area of mile marker 367, which has seen 134 accidents over the past year, was made by State Department of Transportation traffic engineer John Nisbet. The decision has met some criticism by locals and commuters that do not believe the reduction is necessary, but overall the public reaction has been in support of the change.

Troopers will be “using the minimum amount of enforcement necessary” over the next month. The 30-day grace period will see troopers enforcing the new speed limit with verbal warnings, however those traveling at excessive speeds will still receive tickets, as will those involved in collisions while exceeding the newly posted limit.

As an Olympia car accident lawyer, I’m glad to learn of the WSDOT effort to reduce accidents in our area. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of the negligent actions of another driver, speaking with a car accident lawyer in your city will help shed light on the legal options available to you.

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Southbound Hwy-101 Gets Much Anticipated Speed Reduction

News sources reported that the Washington State Department of Transportation posted new speed limit signs on the southbound side of Highway 101 in Olympia Tuesday in the effort of reducing traffic accidents.

The reduction in speed affects only the southbound lanes of Highway 101 from the Crosby Boulevard exit to the Interstate 5 interchange. The signs indicate that the speed has been lowered from 60mph to 45mph in the area. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill, the reduction is part of a request to reduce the excessive number of accidents in the area and increase public safety.

“This all boils down to public safety. We believe that lowering the speed limit there is going to reduce collisions and that’s our goal,” Trooper Gill said.

The final decision to lower the speed limit in the area of mile marker 367, which has seen 134 accidents over the past year, was made by State Department of Transportation traffic engineer John Nisbet. The decision has met some criticism by locals and commuters that do not believe the reduction is necessary, but overall the public reaction has been in support of the change.

Troopers will be “using the minimum amount of enforcement necessary” over the next month. The 30-day grace period will see troopers enforcing the new speed limit with verbal warnings, however those traveling at excessive speeds will still receive tickets, as will those involved in collisions while exceeding the newly posted limit.

As an Olympia car accident lawyer, I’m glad to learn of the WSDOT effort to reduce accidents in our area. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of the negligent actions of another driver, speaking with a car accident lawyer in your city will help shed light on the legal options available to you.

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Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 2 Injures 3

Media sources reported that three people sustained minor and severe injuries in a two-vehicle collision near Airway Heights on Highway 2 Tuesday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened at roughly 7:30pm near Flint Road just outside of Airway Heights on Highway 2 Tuesday night involving two sedans. While an investigation is still underway, authorities have stated that one of the passenger vehicles failed to yield to westbound oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left turn onto Flint Road. The two vehicles collided in a t-bone collision. The turning vehicle was thrown off of the roadway and into a nearby ditch.

Emergency crews arrived shortly thereafter and had to extricate the sole occupant of the vehicle thrown into the ditch by removing a section of the vehicle’s roof. The driver was then transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. The two occupants of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries in the accident and were treated and released at the scene.

Washington State Patrol officials are still investigating the accident, but have stated that they do not believe drugs or alcohol played contributing roles in this incident.

As a Renton car accident attorney, I’m relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured in this accident. I wish the victims of this accident a speedy recovery so that they may more quickly put it behind them. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the reckless actions of another, call a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss the legal avenues open to you.

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Fatal Snoqualmie Pass Accident Blamed on Distracted Driving

News agencies reported that a series of collisions that occurred on Snoqualmie Pass Monday morning that left an elderly couple dead and injured several others is being attributed to a truck driver’s inattention.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the 64-year-old truck driver was traveling on Interstate 90, 26 miles west of Cle Elum, in his 2006 Peterbilt tractor truck and trailer when he slammed into the rear end of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, sparking a series of accidents. The Jeep then crashed into a semi-truck, which in turn struck a sedan which then struck the rear of another semi-truck at approximately 10:50am Monday. The vehicles were reportedly stopped for slowed traffic on the interstate.

The 64-year-old driver was not injured in the accident and was wearing his seat belt. The 68-year-old driver and his 73-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident when their Jeep was smashed from behind by the Peterbilt. The 46-year-old driver of the semi-truck initially hit was not injured in the accident. However, the 47-year-old female driver of the sedan was transported to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of her injuries along with her 35-year-old, 32-year-old and 43-year-old passengers. The 32-year-old driver of the center semi-truck was taken to an Ellensburg hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

Officials have determined that the accident was caused by the 64-year-old truck driver’s inattention, due to the fact that he did not slow for stopped traffic. Troopers are continuing their investigation into the crash prior to pursuing charges against the driver.

As a Bellevue car accident attorney, I’m saddened at the news of this tragic accident. In my years as a car accident lawyer, I’ve witnessed the devastating effects that similar accidents have had on the friends and family members left behind. I pray that they have the support they need as they mourn their loss and my heartfelt condolences go out to them at this time.

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