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Poulsbo, WA - Bruce Nelson Dies in Head-On Crash on WA-104

Blogs from August, 2021

A truck in the road

Poulsbo, WA (August 27, 2021) - A local man was killed and another person was injured after a two-vehicle accident in Poulsbo on Monday, August 23.

The incident occurred on WA-104 at around 10 a.m. that morning. According to the Washington State Patrol, 75-year-old Bruce A. Nelson of Poulsbo was traveling eastbound on the highway in a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. At the same time, a 2019 Mack dump truck was headed west.

Nelson’s Chevy reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic while approaching a curve. He then struck the front of the Mack truck. The 52-year-old Port Angeles man driving the truck sustained significant injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by helicopter. Nelson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A third vehicle, a Toyota Rav4, was hit by debris from the crash. None of the occupants were injured.

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is in progress.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Bruce A. Nelson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Head-On Collisions in Poulsbo, Washington

A truck in the roadWhen two automobiles collide head-on, the chances of sustaining catastrophic injuries are increased. These sorts of collisions have a death rate of about 58 percent and account for approximately ten percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States. Even at modest speeds, a head-on accident can result in severe injuries. A Washington car crash attorney can help injured parties seek due compensation for their injuries.

A family member may bring a wrongful death case if a loved one dies as a result of another person's carelessness. Wrongful death cases can be filed in Washington for a number of reasons, including vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home mistreatment, and other types of misbehavior. In the instance of a wrongful death, the victim's family or estate may be entitled to compensation under state law in order to recoup damages stemming from the loss of a loved one.

Lawyers in Poulsbo for Wrongful Death

If you feel your loved one died as a result of another person's or organization's carelessness, you should speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Poulsbo, WA. At every stage of the legal process, Dore Law Group will safeguard your legal rights and interests. We can help you establish a solid legal defense against any claim or lawsuit because of our years of expertise. Our Poulsbo personal injury lawyers are fighting to ensure that the families of dead victims are allowed to recover financially after a terrible accident.

If a loved one has been murdered or seriously wounded in a car accident, contact a Poulsbo, Washington personal injury attorney immediately.

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.