Car accidents that occur in Seattle during any time of year can be tragic, but when they occur during the holiday season they seem even more so. When a loved one is lost or seriously injured in a car accident, the family has a right to get answers and hold someone accountable for their loss of companionship due to a fatality, or financial losses sustained as a result of serious personal injury. Two Washington families are now struggling to find answers that may hold someone accountable for the tragedies that have fallen on them during this holiday season.
The accident occurred the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at approximately 6:30 p.m. State Patrol reports that the accident occurred on Highway 970 approximately nine miles east of Cle Elum. The crash occurred when a Ford Ranger collided with a Ford Taurus.
The male 75-year-old Taurus driver from Seattle did not survive the accident. The 41-year-old male driver of the Ford Ranger was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was initially listed in satisfactory condition. A spokesperson for the Hospital has updated the media and upgraded his condition from satisfactory to serious.
There were very few details on the cause or investigation of the accident at press time. Whether or not there will be criminal charges in this accident remains to be seen. Even so, two families are struggling to find out what happened in this serious car accident. Answers may not replace or bring home their loved ones any sooner, but they will make getting through the holidays a little easier if they know they can do something about it in the aftermath of such a tragedy.
Source: The Wenatchee World News, “Injured driver now in serious condition,” Dee Riggs, Nov. 29, 2011