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Snohomish County Overhauls Dangerous Roadway after Accident Claims Lives

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 19, 2012

Hazardous Roadways WashingtonSnohomish County has decided to move forward with plans to fix a stretch of dangerous roadway after an accident last fall left a teenager from Marysville dead and caused serious injuries to two other passengers, according to a recent article in the Wenatchee World.

The changes will affect a stretch of 108th Street near 83rd Avenue SE, where the families of the injured passengers and other concerned community members have pointed out that a steep hill, lack of sight distance, and absence of proper warning signs combine to create a dangerous stretch of road in which drivers cannot see what’s ahead and are often not prepared for emergency situations until it is too late to avoid a crash.

The accident, which left a 16-year-old dead and two classmates injured, prompted the families of one of the injured teens to file a damages claim against the county, citing the dangerous condition of the roadway as a major factor in the fatal WA auto accident. The families of the injured teens also asked the Washington State Patrol to investigate the area and examine the roadway.

Car accidents aren’t always caused by negligent or careless driving. Roadways may be dangerous as well, either because they are poorly engineered, have not been properly maintained, or contain debris, ice, snow, or other hazards. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, an experienced Washington dangerous roadway accident attorney at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help you determine exactly what happened and get the compensation you need so that you can rest and heal. For a free consultation, call us today at (888) 228-3860.

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