Thurston Co, WA (August 20, 2021) - A vehicle collision in Thurston County resulted in confirmed injuries on Wednesday, August 18.
The accident took place on US-101, close to the interchange for WA-8 and Madrona Beach. Late that night, a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Sheldon man was traveling on the highway when the car drifted left into oncoming traffic. When the driver attempted to correct, he left the roadway and plummeted off a 30-foot embankment into a tree.
The vehicle caught fire as a result of the impact. Responding emergency personnel had to extricate the driver and passenger from the car. The fire was extinguished and the two men were rescued from the vehicle. Both the driver and a 21-year-old male passenger were transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for the treatment of sustained injuries. The identities of the injured parties have not yet been released.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is underway. As the inquiry continues, more information will be made public.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Crashes in Washington
According to statewide accident data, the number of fatal automobile accidents in Washington is on the rise. In 2017, there were 129,993 vehicle accidents in Washington, with 555 confirmed fatalities, an increase over the previous year. Each year, over 6.1 million people are injured in car accidents in the United States, with an estimated 3 million people dead. Driving a car is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, and every time you get behind the wheel, you run the chance of being injured in a car accident.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident caused by a reckless driver, you have the right to file a negligence claim for damages. In Washington, drivers are obliged to obey all traffic rules and behave themselves appropriately, but unfortunately, many do not, resulting in tragic accidents. Failure to observe these standards may be seen as negligence, resulting in a claim for monetary damages and compensation on behalf of the affected person.
Filing a personal injury claim in Washington may be a long and arduous process for those without legal experience, but you don't have to do it alone. A skilled Seattle personal injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation permitted by law.
After an accident, a skilled Seattle automobile accident lawyer can help injured people exercise their legal rights by filing a claim for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Dore Law Group has significant experience representing accident victims in Seattle and Tacoma, and our lawyers can handle almost any sort of personal injury case in Washington.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, call a Washington car accident lawyer at 253-236-3888 as soon as possible to discuss your options for a complete recovery from your injuries.
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.