Grapeview, WA (July 22, 2021) - A state trooper was injured after being hit by another motorist in the Grapeview area on Friday, July 16.
The incident reportedly occurred on WA-3 just before noon in Mason County. Local reports revealed that 33-year-old state trooper Chelsea Hodgson was traveling southbound on the roadway in a 2017 Ford Explorer with her emergency lights and sirens activated. It was then that Hodgson was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet operated by a 37-year-old Shelton woman.
The other driver was reportedly rounding a curve at a high rate of speed immediately before the crash. She then hit her brakes, causing her to lose control of her Chevrolet and crash into Hodgson’s vehicle. Hodgson suffered injuries and drove herself to St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale to be treated. The other driver was reportedly uninjured in the accident.
The Shelton woman was charged with driving too fast for roadway conditions. According to initial reports, the Ford Explorer was totaled in the impact.
An ongoing crash investigation is underway. As the inquiry progresses, more information will be made available to the public.
Our thoughts are with Chelsea Hodgson and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
High-Speed Collisions in Seattle WA
In Seattle, speeding is a continuous problem, with many catastrophic crashes are the direct result of speeding, which is known to inflict more significant injuries than a typical collision. In 2018, there were 9,378 verified fatalities in the United States as a result of high-speed collisions, implying that over 25 people died every day at the hands of speeding motorists. Thousands of Americans die every year in high-speed crashes, and the number has only increased in recent years.
The early moments following an accident are critical for establishing your compensation claim. Most people have a basic knowledge of state laws, insurance coverage, and what to do if they are injured in an accident, which can be a serious hurdle when filing a personal injury claim. After being injured in a car accident, many victims struggle to grasp their rights in time to defend themselves. A qualified Washington personal injury lawyer can help injured parties obtain deserved compensation following a serious crash.
You are not obligated to pursue a personal injury claim on your own, and engaging an experienced attorney can increase your chances of recouping lost damages. A Seattle personal injury attorney can help you file a claim and collect damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
Dore Law Group has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and has helped clients from all across the state recover entirely after a vehicle accident. Our Washington personal injury attorneys are dedicated to assisting victims of terrible events in rebuilding their lives, and we want to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call one of our Seattle car crash attorneys immediately at 253-236-3888. You may rest certain that your case is in good hands.
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