Grays Harbor Co, WA - Man Hit by Sleeping Driver in Head-On Crash on WA-109

Grays Harbor Co, WA (September 15, 2021) - A 25-year-old Seattle man was airlifted following a head-on collision in Grays Harbor County on Saturday, September 11.

Two vehicles reportedly collided at the crossing of WA-109 near mile marker 5. According to local sources, a 53-year-old Elma man was operating a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck headed southbound on the highway. The man reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel.

The pickup left the roadway and was over-corrected. He entered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with a northbound 2012 Nissan Versa driven by a 25-year-old Seattle man. Both drivers were injured in the impact. The Seattle man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. The Elma man was charged with negligent driving.

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is in progress.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Head-On Accidents in Washington

undefinedIn the United States, head-on collisions account for about 10% of all traffic deaths. When two automobiles collide head-on, the chances of catastrophic injuries increase. In these sorts of situations, the death rate is about 58%. A head-on collision, even at moderate speeds, can result in catastrophic harm. With the help of a Washington personal injury lawyer, injured parties can seek appropriate compensation for their injuries.

Filing a personal injury claim in Washington may be a long and arduous process for those who lack legal expertise. You don't have to go it alone, though. A skilled Grays Harbor County personal injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation permitted by law.

If you were injured in a vehicle accident caused by a reckless driver, you have the right to file a negligence claim for damages. In Washington, drivers are obliged to obey all traffic rules and act properly. Unfortunately, a substantial percentage of the population does not. As a result, tragic accidents happen. Failure to follow these principles may be interpreted as negligence, and the aggrieved party may pursue monetary damages and compensation.

Following an accident, a skilled Grays Harbor County automobile accident lawyer can help injured people exercise their legal rights by filing a claim for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Dore Law Group has significant experience representing accident victims in Seattle and Tacoma, and our lawyers can handle almost any sort of personal injury case in Washington.

Car Crash Attorneys in Grays Harbor County

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, call a Washington car accident lawyer at 253-236-3888 immediately once to discuss your options for a complete recovery.

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 Auburn, 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.
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