washington head on collisions
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 20-year-old Liberty Lake woman is working hard to recover from severe injuries she suffered in a head-on car crash on I-90 six weeks ago, according to a recent news report from KXLY.
The woman, who was 19 when the accident occurred, was driving west on I-90 when another driver hit her car head-on. Police estimate that the crash involved all the force of vehicles driving 120 miles per hour. The other driver, a 73-year-old man, died instantly. The injured woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center for multiple surgeries to repair her shattered pelvis, legs, and right arm. Read the rest »