washington car crash injuries
A passenger in a vehicle whose driver was fleeing the scene of a crash was critically injured after the vehicle crashed into a tree. According to a news report in The Seattle Times, the two accidents occurred near Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street. Officials say the male driver of a 1993 Chevy Blazer first sideswiped a Nissan and then lost control while fleeing the scene of the crash. The hit-and-run driver and his passenger had to be cut from the Blazer. The passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and has been listed in critical condition. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.
Leaving the scene of an injury accident is a crime in Washington. Under Washington Statute 46.52.020: “A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident.” Read the rest »