Seattle, WA (March 17, 2021) - Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of an injury crash in the city of Seattle on Tuesday, March 16.
Law enforcement officials were informed of the accident that afternoon at around 3:49 p.m. Near the corner of Alaskan Way and Broad Street, two vehicles reportedly collided. A dark-colored car rear-ended a white passenger vehicle near the intersection.
The severity of the ensuing injuries has not been disclosed at this time. The site was closed when paramedics and authorities arrived, and the injured parties were provided aid by attending medical personnel.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Washington
National statistics reveal that rear-end impacts are the most commonly reported type of crash in the United States, being cited in nearly 29% of traffic accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that an estimated 7% of deadly collisions involved rear-end crashes. Concerning fatal two-car accidents, rear-end collisions were involved in roughly 20%.
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.
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.