Auburn, WA (March 11, 2021) - On Thursday, March 11, a collision involving a wrong-way driver in Auburn left two people injured.
Local sources reported that the accident occurred on WA-18 at around 3 a.m. that morning. A driver was reportedly traveling east on WA-18 WB when they collided with an oncoming vehicle near 304th Street. Both vehicles contained a single occupant and both were seriously injured.
All lanes on the highway were closed for several hours while emergency crews were present. Both drivers were hospitalized and were reportedly in serious condition. The identities of the injured parties have not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Kent, Washington
When negligent or confused drivers travel in the wrong direction on the road, they are at risk of causing a serious head-on accident. These types of crashes are known to result in severe injuries and can end in fatal injuries, even at low speeds. An estimated 10% of traffic-related fatalities in the United States involve head-on impacts, despite making up only 2% of reported car crashes. Statistics show that head-on accidents have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Seattle personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With many years of experience in personal injury law, Dore Law Group has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Washington car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Seattle car crash, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 253-236-3888. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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.