Lynnwood, WA (May 28, 2021) - A five-vehicle collision in the Lynnwood area resulted in four people being taken to the hospital on Thursday, May 27.
The accident took place on Interstate 5 near the intersection with 44th Avenue W. at around 3:30 a.m. that morning. The site was reportedly blocking four left northbound lanes as of 5 a.m., and the roadway was not reopened until over three hours later. First responders were present to render aid to the injured parties.
Two victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition. Two others were hospitalized at Swedish Medical Center. Local authorities reported that the driver responsible for the accident was driving erratically.
An ongoing investigation into the collision 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
The rate of auto accidents across the country has been on a steady incline. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 107,683 car crashes reported across the state in 2014, increasing to 122,396 reported collisions in 2016. Washington experienced 505 fatal car accidents in 2019.
After being injured in a Washington car crash, injured parties have the right to pursue a negligence claim to cover their injuries and other damages. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has a duty to exercise reasonable care and prevent causing injury to others. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages by the injured party. Pursuing a personal injury claim in Washington is a long and complicated process for those with little experience in the law, especially when they try to do it on their own.
A qualified Seattle car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. The legal team at Dore Law Group has 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.