Grant Co, WA (April 22, 2021) - A collision in Grant County on Wednesday, April 21, resulted in the death of a driver.
Local reports indicated that the deadly accident occurred at around 8:19 p.m. that evening. Emergency responders were called to the scene at the intersection of WA-26 and Road J SW. According to the Washington State Patrol, a 70-year-old woman attempted to pass a semi-truck, causing her to collide head-on with another vehicle.
The woman suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was later pronounced dead. The 20-year-old Royal City man driving the other vehicle was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital and later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The cause of the deadly accident was cited as unsafe passing.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal incident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Head-On Crashes in Washington
When the fronts of two vehicles collide, it can result in fatal injuries — even when the crash occurs at high speeds. When traveling at highway speeds, head-on collisions can be particularly lethal. An estimated 10% of fatal collisions involve head-on impacts, despite making up only 2% of reported crashes nationwide. Statistics show that head-on accidents have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
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 Seattle 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.
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