Pierce Co, WA (June 2, 2021) - On Sunday night, May 30, a male and female passenger of a pickup truck were flown to a hospital in critical condition following an off-road accident in Pierce County.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene at the 38900 block of WA-165 at around 9:30 p.m. that evening. The site was located roughly two miles from the western side of Mt. Rainier National Park. Local sources revealed that a 1982 Toyota pickup truck struck a tree while traveling on National Forest Road 7930.
The truck then slid into a nearby embankment where it crashed into another tree. The driver and passenger were driven to Carbonado and then airlifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment of serious injuries. No further updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Off-Road Crashes in Tacoma Washington
Serious car accidents take place daily across Washington and are the leading contributors to death and serious injury for state residents. When vehicles are off-road, they may not handle as intended, resulting in catastrophic crashes. An estimated 18,779 roadway fatalities from 2014 to 2016 involved off-road accidents.
If you have been injured in a Washington car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Washington. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. Pursuing a personal injury claim in Washington is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Tacoma car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Dore Law Group can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Washington. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a Tacoma auto accident, call us today at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case.
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.