Federal Way, WA (May 16, 2021) - A collision involving two vehicles in Federal Way resulted in critical injuries on Friday, May 14.
The site of the crash was located at the intersection of Pacific Highway S. and S. 283rd St near the time of 10 p.m. Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured parties, and the northbound lanes of the highway were closed due to the impact.
According to initial reports, a southbound sedan struck an SUV while making a left turn. The driver and passenger of the SUV reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries. The 60-year-old driver of the sedan was critically injured. The three victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
An 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.
Left-Hand Turn Crashes in Tacoma WA
When drivers make a left turn, they risk entering into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Statistics reveal that almost 22% of all auto accidents and 53% of crossway crashes involve left-hand turns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 6 million vehicle collisions each year involve intersections, and these crashes frequently involve left-hand turns.
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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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.