Royal City, WA (May 20, 2021) - A 16-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after being injured as a passenger in Royal City on Monday, May 17.
At around 4 a.m. that morning, a 17-year-old boy was driving a motor vehicle on Road 11 SW, roughly 12 miles north of Royal City. Near the intersection with Road P SW, the driver reportedly dropped his phone and attempted to retrieve it. In the process, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole.
The vehicle overturned, and the female passenger was partially ejected. She was reportedly taken to Harborview in serious condition. The driver and two other passengers were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Charges are pending against the driver at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Distracted Driving Accidents in Washington
The rate of car crashes involving distracted motorists has increased rapidly in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 2,800 people were killed in distracted driving-related collisions in 2018, with more than 400,000 people being injured. Roughly 25% of drivers involved in fatal distracted-driving crashes were young adults.
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.
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