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Truck flips over on Washington roadway, killing another driver

Large trucks are dangerous not only because of their size, but also because they often carry dangerous materials. While many trucks carry consumer goods, others carry chemicals, construction materials and other hazardous things that can compound the damage caused by a truck in an accident. With the presence of this dangerous load, a truck accident can easily turn deadly.

Driver killed in head-on accident near Snohomish, Washington

Drivers need to be in complete control over their vehicles at all times -- day or night. Many accidents occur simply because drivers take their mind or eyes off the road for a few seconds. Simple tasks like texting, eating, chatting or reaching for something can all become deadly if done behind the wheel of a moving car or truck.

Washington woman killed by driver who was texting and speeding

There are so many things that can distract Washington drivers. There are other drivers, billboards, lights, the weather, the radio, passengers, food and cell phones. Seattle area drivers need to be particularly careful to not let any of these distractions take their attention away from the road when they are driving. Even momentarily lapses in attention can have devastating effects -- as the family of a 57-year-old woman understand.

Fatal car accident leads to four years in prison for driver

Seattle residents need to drive with care. This includes paying attention to those around them while driving and obeying all traffic rules. By doing this people are not only keeping themselves safe, but they are helping to prevent dangerous car accidents.

Family of pedestrians killed in fatal car accident suing Seattle

The family of two pedestrians killed by a DUI suspect in March of this year has filed a $45 million suit against the City of Seattle. The devastating crash happened when the victims were crossing the street with their daughter-in-law and their 7-week-old grandchild. As the family was crossing the street, a DUI suspect crashed into the family. In addition to the deaths, the daughter-in-law and the newborn baby were seriously injured.

Guilty plea in drunk driving fatal motor vehicle accident

According to the American Automobile Association, nearly 42 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the Independence Day holiday weekend. As people across Seattle and the nation celebrate Independence Day, the likelihood of impaired drivers on the roads also increases. In fact, in 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. In general, every driver has an on-going duty to obey traffic laws, be attentive and exercise caution on the roadways. Despite all the precautions a driver may take, accidents resulting from the negligence of another driver still happen.

Grant County crash at intersection kills four

Getting into a car and driving seems so innocuous. Many people drive all of the time without even a thought. Intersections are particularly dangerous with many drivers turning or impatiently waiting for the light to change. Being cautious is not always enough, and accidents do occur.

Washington fatal car accident, pick-up crosses barrier

Accidents are scary and often tragic. It is especially difficult when the accident is caused by the wrongdoing of another motorist. A fatal car accident can sometimes fall under wrongful death laws when there is adequate proof.

Fatal car accident in Seattle leaves two dead, two others injured

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.

College student accused of causing fatal car accident released

Washington residents may recall a horrific car accident that captured the attention of everyone. In November of last year, a 19-year-old international student from China plowed through a stop sign in Des Moines at a high rate of speed, crashing into another vehicle with four passengers inside.

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