Woman allegedly involved in Speeding-related Crash shows Satisfactory Condition

According to the reports released by the Washington State Patrol and other news sources, a 27 year-old woman who was allegedly driving above the speed limits last Wednesday night on Interstate 205, crashed her vehicle.

The bulletin released by the authorities show that the woman’s vehicle was merging onto the southbound lanes sometime after 8 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, hit a concrete barrier and unfortunately overturned. The accident happened right off the Glen Jackson Bridge.

As soon as the emergency units arrived, the woman was allegedly taken to a Medical Center sustaining a head injury and lacerations to her left arm. The Hospital stated that the woman is in a satisfactory condition. No other details were disclosed regarding the accident nor the victim.

As a Seattle car accident attorney I urge all drivers from the great State of Washington to always respect the speed limitations of the road you’re traveling on.

Most of the severe accidents I am familiar with are caused by the reckless driving of others. Whenever you need questions regarding an accident caused by distracted or imprudent driving, don’t hesitate to ask for the help of a personal injury lawyer in your area.

Woman allegedly involved in Speeding-related Crash shows Satisfactory Condition is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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Study Finds WA Drivers Willing to Push Speed Limits

A recent study performed by the Seattle-based PEMCO Insurance Company revealed that the motorists of Washington State are more than willing to stretch the posted speed limit on the highway without expecting consequence.

The study states that most drivers display a consistent belief in a “buffer zone”, an unwritten rule where troopers look the other way even if drivers travel at speeds slightly above the limit.

Clark County Planner Ken Paul said, “In this state, I don’t push it unless I can see for a few miles. I just don’t want to push it.” But when asked about other states, Oregon specifically, he claimed, “In Oregon, I’ll go over. They don’t have any troopers.”

The study found that 59 percent of overall Pacific Northwest drivers view the “buffer zone” as 4mph over the speed limit. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), half of all fatal car accidents involving excessive speeds in 2009 occurred where the posted speed limit was 55mph or more. The Washington State Patrol ranks speeding among the top three causes for injury and death in car accidents, along with driving while in intoxicated and failure to wear a seatbelt.

As a Vancouver car accident lawyer, I encourage all drivers to obey the posted speed limits in their areas and consistently wear their seat belts. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the result of another driver’s actions on the road, speak with a car accident lawyer in your area to learn more about your legal options.

Study Finds WA Drivers Willing to Push Speed Limits is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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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.

Southbound Hwy-101 Gets Much Anticipated Speed Reduction is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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