Head-On Car Crash
Motorists are required by law to remain on their side of the road. Under Washington statute 46.61.150: “Whenever any highway has been divided into two or more roadways…every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway.” Motorists who cross over into oncoming traffic can face traffic citations and be held liable for any damages they cause. Read the rest »
The woman in the other car was ejected from her vehicle and transported to a Seattle hospital with a brain injury. The members of the bridal party suffered broken bones and other non-life-threatening injuries. Officials suspect that the other driver was under the influence. An investigation is ongoing. Read the rest »
Fatigued driving is driving while tired or sleepy. This could have serious consequences because fatigue impairs your ability to safely perform basic driving tasks such as staying in your lane. Fatigue also decreases reaction time, affects judgment, and can result in erratic driving – putting everyone on the roadway in grave danger. If you are feeling sleepy or tired and are unable to keep your eyes open, then you should pull over to a safe location and rest before you get on with your journey. Read the rest »
Two drivers were injured in a Washington car accident involving a head-on collision between a black Audi and a white van. According to a KHQ news report, the crash occurred on Cheney-Spokane Road north of Fish Lake. Officials say the driver of the Audi had a medical episode caused by diabetes before the crash. The Audi crossed the centerline and struck the van head-on. The driver of the van was airlifted to a nearby facility and the driver of the Audi was hospitalized as well. Both have been listed in stable condition.
When someone suffers an injury in a Washington auto accident, it must be determined if negligence was a contributing factor. Drivers who are speeding, intoxicated, or distracted can be held accountable for the damages they cause. Determining liability can become more complicated when the at-fault driver was behaving reasonably safe before suffering from a medical condition. Read the rest »
A woman and her dog lost their lives in a head-on accident in Gig Harbor, Washington recently after her car crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle, according to an article in The News-Tribune. Two people in the second vehicle suffered injuries in the crash.
Washington State Patrol troopers report that the accident took place on state Route 302 North, a few minutes before 10:00 in the morning. The woman, a 47-year-old Gig Harbor resident, was driving along Route 302 with her dog in her lap. Her vehicle crossed the road’s center line and hit another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. Both the woman and the dog suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Read the rest »
A driver and his dog are both in critical condition after multiple head-on collisions on the Maple Valley Highway in Renton, according to a recent article by The Renton Patch.
Investigators say the crashes began when the driver crossed the center line on Maple Valley Highway, not far from the site of the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. His vehicle crashed into a red pickup truck, then continued down the wrong side of the road for a short distance before also crashing head-on into a black car. A third vehicle in the immediate vicinity managed to swerve and avoid a collision. Read the rest »
A wrong-way driver on Highway 520 recently posed the risk for a serious or even fatal car accident – until a Washington State Patrol trooper placed his own car directly in the driver’s path to prevent another crash.
The trooper had been dispatched to Highway 520 to help two drivers who had collided with one another while trying to avoid the wrong-way driver, who was heading west down the eastbound lanes of the highway. As the trooper approached the scene, he saw the wrong-way driver coming and realized that he would soon be boxed in and unable to avoid crashing with the wrong-way vehicle. Instead of moving, however, the trooper engineered a collision with the other vehicle, stopping it and preventing more Washington highway accidents and injuries. Read the rest »
A 65-year-old Washington man lost his life and one other person was injured in a head-on car accident on Highway 2 recently, according to a news report from KOMO.
The man was traveling along Highway 2 in the family’s minivan, along with his adult son, when the van crossed the center line. It sideswiped one car traveling in the opposite direction, then crashed head-on into a second vehicle. Read the rest »