Tacoma, WA (August 11, 2021) - A man was taken into custody in connection with a deadly crash in the Tacoma area on Sunday, August 8.
The fatal accident reportedly took place on S. 72nd Street near Yakima Boulevard. Two vehicles collided at the scene. Emergency responders were dispatched to provide aid to the involved parties.
Two victims were killed in the crash, and the deceased parties were identified as a 63-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman. Another occupant, a 51-year-old, suffered a broken bone due to the crash. The 21-year-old driver of the other vehicle was arrested by local authorities for two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
An ongoing investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Tacoma WA
Driving a car is one of the riskiest behaviors we do almost every day, and you run the chance of being injured in a car accident every time you get behind the wheel. According to statewide accident data, the number of deadly car accidents is on the rise in Washington. In 2017, there were 129,993 vehicle accidents in Washington, with 555 confirmed fatalities, an increase over the previous year. Every year, around 6.1 million people are injured in car accidents across the United States, with an estimated 3 million people injured.
Those who have lost a loved one as a result of an unplanned accident caused by someone else's negligence may be faced with unexpected expenses and other losses, and the healing process may be difficult for those who have lost a family member. After suffering a terrible event, a person's natural impulse is to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is generally the last thing on their mind. A Tacoma personal injury lawyer with experience managing wrongful death cases may increase the chances of your claim being successful.
When a family member is killed in an accident, our legal team at Dore Law Group goes above and beyond to make sure our clients get the compensation they need. The fact that we have already demonstrated our ability to provide outcomes Our wrongful death lawyers in Tacoma will fight to hold the person or entity responsible for the death accountable, starting with legal action against them or their insurance company. We want to assist you and your family as fast as possible in getting through this difficult period.
If you or a loved one has been killed in an accident, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those who have been harmed. For a free consultation, please contact us right away. With our help, you'll be able to hold the individual who caused the accident, responsible for their actions.
If you or someone you care about has been murdered or seriously injured in a terrible accident, please contact a Tacoma auto accident lawyer at 253-236-3888.
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.