Artondale, WA (April 19, 2021) - A single-vehicle collision in Artondale on Saturday, April 17, left two people dead.
According to local sources, the fatal crash occurred in the Gib Harbor area, near the intersection of 83rd Avenue NW and 40th Street NW. Two people in their 20s reportedly lost their lives in the accident. Initial reports revealed that the victims were traveling in a vehicle when it lost control, striking a telephone pole guideline.
The car proceeded to crash into two trees before coming to a stop nearly ten feet into an embankment. Both the occupants were killed in the impact. At this time, it is unknown if anyone else was riding in the vehicle at the time of the fatal collision.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Vehicle Collisions in Tacoma WA
Car crashes are a common occurrence on roadways across the United States, and Washington is no exception. Many of these incidents end in serious or fatal injuries. There were 45,524 traffic accidents reported in Washington in 2019, according to data from the Washington State Department of Transportation. There were 235 fatal crashes that year, with 973 collisions resulting in serious injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Washington state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Tacoma wrongful death attorney. Dore Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington car accident.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.