Several news sources have reported an accident involving a car wreck in Sunnyside. Authorities claim the driver who caused the crash fled the scene.
According to the news, a 20-year-old passenger was ejected and killed after the driver lost control of his vehicle. The car drifted off the road and over-corrected causing the vehicle to roll. According to the authorities the driver left the scene just after the accident. The Washington State Patrol reports show that his identity and whereabouts are still unknown.
The remaining passengers were taken to the hospital as soon as the authorities arrived at the scene. Officials say that speed is believed to be the cause behind the wreck and that if you have any information on this accident or the suspect, you may contact the authorities.
As a Seattle car accident lawyer I’m terribly sorry to hear about this tragic occurrence. My heart goes out to the victim’s family and loved ones; hopefully they are receiving the support they need in this difficult time.
Whenever you’re the victim of an accident that was induced by the recklessness of others, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to assist you with your case.
According to the Washington State Patrol and local news sources, there was a crash last Friday sometime after 3 p.m. on Route 17. Reports show that the crash happened just north of Moses Lake.
The driver allegedly involved in the one-vehicle accident was a 21-year-old from Ephrata and he was driving a 1992 Cadillac when he fell asleep and collided against a guardrail.
The authorities have claimed that they still don’t know all the details regarding the accident or what caused the man to allegedly fall asleep but an officer from Washington State Patrol says that drugs or alcohol can be possibly related to the collision.
As a Bellingham car accident attorney I understand that many different factors may pose as accident facilitators but I urge all of you to be extremely cautious of drowsy driving. Be aware of the signs your body is getting tired, pull over in a safe place, take a nap if needed but try not to continue to drive if you feel you will not be able to remain awake and alert.
Whenever you or a loved one is involved in a car accident related to distracted driving, remember that the best person you can turn to is a personal injury lawyer in your area. Don’t delay in contacting someone you can trust, right away.