Intoxicated drivers are a danger to everyone on the roadways. They have slower reaction times, have a harder time paying attention and make poor judgment calls. While anyone can be hurt by a person driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, motorcyclists are at an increased risk of serious injuries. As most Washington residents understand, motorcycles provide virtually no protection to their riders, and helmets can only go so far to keep people safe. Sadly, many motorcycle accidents are deadly.
Motorists understand the importance of remaining attentive while traveling on the roadway. Despite this, some drivers fail to uphold this duty. Distractions often cause a driver to remove his or her eyes from the road. Furthermore, negligent acts such as speeding, texting and failing to follow traffic signs and signals could create dangers. A negligent driver could easily cause a collision and leave an unsuspecting driver or passenger with serious injuries.
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.