Even though drunk driving is illegal and dangerous, many people still engage in it. Unfortunately, it can often lead to serious consequences. A Seattle car-pedestrian accident that happened on March 25 has led to two deaths, with two others suffering from severe injuries. The fatal car accident was caused by a man who was apparently driving while impaired.
Investigators say that it may take a month or longer to determine whether the driver was at fault for the December 30 crash that sent a private bus over the edge of a winding mountain road and killed at least three people with ties to Washington state and the Seattle area. The bus accident resulted in at least nine fatalities and forced rescue crews to struggle with the challenge of retrieving injured victims from the bottom of a 200 foot slope in winter conditions.
A 55-year-old Edmonds man received treatment at a Seattle-area hospital on Nov. 27 after being hit by a car while crossing the Pacific Highway. According to police, the injured man was not using a marked crosswalk when he stepped into the path of a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old local resident. Fortunately, the pedestrian appears not to have suffered terribly severe injuries, but he did receive treatment for injuries to his right leg.
A 68-year-old man found himself in a Seattle hospital after a November 9 accident in Port Hadlock. The man, a well known resident of his community, had to be airlifted for medical treatment after being struck by a 1984 Ford van while crossing the street in his motorized wheelchair.
A wrong-way driver who collided into another car in downtown Seattle this morning is in critical condition, according to news reports. This is the eighth car accident caused by this type of wrong-way driving in Western Washington state since Christmas.
Between 300 and 400 truck drivers at the Port of Seattle walked off the job this week, saying that their trucks are unsafe for them and the public.
A 20-year-old man was airlifted to a Seattle hospital last week after an early morning car accident on Highway 525 in Freeland, Washington.
A Washington state newspaper recently checked in with an engaged couple who survived a motorcycle accident six months ago when an impaired truck driver slammed into them. The newspaper found that although the couple made it through the horrific accident, they continue to struggle with severe injuries and depression.
Freezing rain and slick roads have led to numerous accidents resulting in injuries in the Seattle area this week. Thursday morning, a Washington State Department of Transportation worker was hit by a car while assisting at the scene of another car accident, according to a news report.
Drivers expect that the roads they travel on will be safe, but when the reckless actions of another results in the death and injury of others, victims and families want to know what happened and who is responsible. The loss of a loved one in such a senseless, tragic manner is always heart-wrenching. Such is the case of a fatal car accident that left one dead and six others injured.