Port Orchard, WA (June 9, 2021) - A collision in Port Orchard involving a wrong-way driver left two people injured on Sunday, June 6.
The incident reportedly occurred on WA-16 near Mullenix Road that afternoon. Witnesses from the scene indicated that the driver of a sedan was traveling west on the eastbound lanes of the highway. The sedan continued down the roadway and collided with a pickup truck.
Both drivers suffered injuries and were hospitalized following the impact. At this time, the identities of the injured parties have not been provided. The area was closed temporarily while emergency responders 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.
Wrong-Way Accidents in Seattle WA
When a driver travels in the wrong direction on a road or highway, it is a recipe for disaster. These accidents contribute to an estimated 500 fatalities per year and a total of 2,008 roadway deaths from 2015 to 2018. A recent study found that the rate of wrong-way crashes has increased by nearly 33% in the past few years.
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 Seattle 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 Seattle auto accident, call us today at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case.
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