Summer, WA (June 24, 2021) - A Mount Vernon woman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in the Summer area on Friday, June 18.
The deadly accident occurred on WA-167 at around 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Local reports revealed that 81-year-old Patricia Snuggs of Mount Vernon was traveling southbound in a Ford F-350 pickup truck at the time of the crash. Snuggs reportedly collided with the rear of a Mazda CX-5, which caused her pickup to overturn onto the ride side of the highway. Her truck then crashed into a semi-truck.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. Snuggs was pronounced dead by attending paramedics. Neither the Tacoma man driving the Mazda nor the Puyallup man operating the semi were injured. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were present.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local authorities. More details will be released as the inquiry continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Patricia Snuggs at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Seattle WA
Vehicle accidents are the main cause of mortality and serious injury in the United States. We drive almost every day, and this is one of the most dangerous activities we frequently engage in. The truth is that every time you get behind the wheel of a car you run the risk of getting wounded in an unexpected traffic accident. According to statewide data, the number of road deaths in Washington is on the rise. Speeding and driver distraction are two of the most common causes of serious accidents in the state, and research suggests that cell phones are now the leading cause of catastrophic wrecks worldwide.
Family members are regularly left reeling when a loved one's life is cruelly cut short due to the negligence of another, and healing may be a difficult battle for those who have experienced a sudden and tragic loss. It is entirely understandable for individuals to feel compelled to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds when they do. If a loved one has died, a wrongful death lawsuit in Washington may be able to help your family get financial compensation as a result of your terrible loss, and partnering with an experienced attorney may improve your chances of winning your case.
When one of our clients has lost a loved one, Dore Law Group take great care and concern to do everything we can to help them get compensation, and our legal team has proven in the past that we are capable of achieving favorable results. Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys can help you and your family get through this difficult time by ensuring that the at-fault party is held accountable, which begins with filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance provider.
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