Easton, WA (July 23, 2021) - There were multiple injuries in the aftermath of a two-car crash in the Easton area on Wednesday, July 21.
The accident occurred on Interstate 91, about two miles west of the city. According to initial reports, 78-year-old Peter C. Hammer was traveling westbound in a 2020 Subaru Forester at the time of the crash. Near the time of 12:28 p.m., Hammer tried to make a lane change, crashing into a black 2017 Dodge Ram 2500.
This caused the Ram to crash into a roadway barrier and overturned, finally coming to a stop in the westbound lanes of the highway. The Forester was able to come to a stop on the shoulder of the road.
Hammer was treated by responding paramedics, and charges may be pending. The driver of the pickup truck, 48-year-old Aaron R. Bernier of Issaquah, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for the treatment of sustained injuries. His 14-year-old passenger was also hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Aaron R. Bernier, Peter C. Hammer, the injured juvenile, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Seattle Vehicle Collisions
Across the country, there are more than 3 million people injured in over 6.1 million vehicle collisions each year. Deadly car crashes are on the rise in Washington, and this is confirmed by statewide accident data. There were 129,993 reported auto accidents in the state in 2017, contributing to a total of 555 confirmed fatalities, an increase from the previous year.
If you have been injured in a Washington automobile accident as a result of the reckless behavior of another driver, you may be able to file a negligence claim to get compensation for your losses. Anyone who drives a car in Washington must use caution in order to comply with the state's traffic regulations, but unfortunately, many motorists do not drive safely.
When drivers ignore traffic regulations, it may result in the injured party being able to bring a claim for lost damages against the negligent party and get compensation through a personal injury claim. It may be a lengthy and arduous process for those who lack legal expertise to pursue a personal injury claim in Washington, but you do not have to go through the process by yourself. A knowledgeable attorney can assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law.
Following an accident, a competent Seattle personal injury lawyer may assist injured persons in preserving their legal rights by pursuing a claim for damages, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as other types of compensation. In addition to having significant experience defending accident victims in the Seattle and Tacoma regions, Dore Law Group's attorneys are capable of representing clients in almost all sorts of personal injury cases across Washington.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident as a result of the negligence of another driver, call a Seattle car crash attorney right away at 253-236-3888 to discuss your options.
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