Port Orchard, WA (June 12, 2021) - A hit-and-run accident in the Port Orchard area left two people injured on Tuesday, June 8.
Local reports indicated that the collision occurred near the intersection of WA-16 and Tremont Street and involved two vehicles. That afternoon, a black Chevrolet Camaro was hit by a pickup truck as both vehicles were traveling eastbound on the highway near the exit for Tremont Street. The impact caused the Camaro to leave the roadway and crash into a tree.
Witnesses from the scene claimed that the pickup truck was last seen traveling eastbound at around 2 p.m. Officials later revealed that the truck was a blue late 90’s Ford Ranger pickup. The driver and passenger of the Camaro were sent to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment. The area was closed temporarily while emergency response units were on-site.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Seattle
When a driver leaves the scene of a crash, it is a crime, and it can potentially leave injured parties unable to obtain much-needed medical aid. In the United States, the number of hit-and-run accidents has reached new highs, and the figure continues to rise year over year. In 2015, more than 737,100 hit-and-runs were reported across the country, implying that a hit-and-run accident occurred every 43 seconds on average. Since 2009, the annual rate of hit-and-run deaths has risen by 7.2 percent, reaching an all-time high in 2016. In 2016, 2,149 people were killed in hit-and-run accidents, the highest number ever recorded.
Car accident victims frequently struggle to understand their rights in time to defend themselves after an accident, and the moments immediately following a collision are crucial in winning your claim for compensation. Most people do not have a thorough grasp of state laws, insurance coverage, or what to do if they are hurt in a car accident, which can be a roadblock when making a personal injury claim. Fortunately, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own, and hiring an attorney with experience can improve your chances of recovering lost compensation. An expert Seattle personal injury lawyer can assist you in filing a claim and recovering damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
Dore Law Group has extensive expertise in personal injury law after years of fighting for the rights of Seattle accident victims, and we have helped clients all over the state make a full recovery after being injured in a crash. Our Washington automobile accident lawyers are committed to helping individuals rebuild their lives after terrible incidents, and we want to make sure that those who are at blame are held accountable. If you have been wounded in a Seattle vehicle accident, call our legal firm at 253-236-3888 right away. You may be confident that your case is in capable hands.
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