Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in the state of Washington. Getting in to a car crash can mean serious injury or can even lead to death. When the fog rolls in and the snow and rain fall, it is always best to slow down and drive defensively. Unfortunately, not everyone abides by these principles.
Avalanche danger is an ever-present reality in the state of Washington during the winter. It affects our road safety and can cause car accidents and other road hazards. You need to be informed in order not to make a dangerous situation even worse. Sometimes, though, no matter what you do, another careless driver can cause you to have a car accident in this type of weather.
When you are involved in a tractor-trailer accident, it can be frightening because there is a vast difference in the size of the semi-truck and the size of your vehicle. However, that fear level goes up astronomically when you are riding a bicycle on a roadway and are hit by an 18-wheeler.
On July 17, blowing dust and ash from a fire near Interstate 90 near Vantage, Washington, caused a 20-plus car pile-up. The Washington State Patrol says that at approximately 11:00 a.m., 15 vehicles and six commercial trucks crashed into each other, causing a massive accident scene near Mile Marker 127.
Alcohol should never be a partner to driving. It never ends well and sometimes involves serious injury. Many of those hurt are innocent victims and have family members who are often left with medical bills. That, coupled with the lost wages from the hurt family member, have much less left in the bank to pay bills. This is nothing compared to the emotional toll it can take.
In a tragic car accident, a 65-year-old man was killed by a driver who crossed the center line of the highway and struck his car. He was on his way to work at 5:30 a.m.