Cottage Lake, WA (May 25, 2021) - A car accident in the Cottage Lake area on Monday, May 24, left two people with critical injuries.
Local reports indicated that the crash occurred at the intersection of NE 133rd Street and 206th Avenue NE. Emergency responders were called to the scene of a serious crash injury at around noon. A vehicle traveling on the road slammed into a tree after leaving the roadway.
The driver and passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel. Both reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The identities of the injured victims have been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Crashes in Seattle WA
A serious collision can take place any time you are traveling in a car, completely changing a life in a matter of seconds. There were 120,993 reported auto accidents in the state of Washington in 2017. That year marked an increase in traffic-related fatalities, which grew to 525 from 508 the previous year. The leading cause of vehicle collisions in the state in 2017 was distracted driving.
Victims injured in a Washington car crash have the right to pursue a negligence claim for their injuries and other associated damages. When someone gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she must exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Washington. When drivers fail to do so and cause a crash, it may constitute negligence, giving rise to a claim for lost damages by 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 a qualified attorney can help.
Our Seattle car crash attorneys can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages. We want to help you cover your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering resulting from an accident. Dore Law Group can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases. 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.