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Seattle man one of two injured in snowy highway crash

As winter conditions pose additional hazards on the roadways, the Washington State Patrol recommends that people slow down, know when to use 4-wheel drive or tire chains, and seek a safe place to pull over when adding chains. Unfortunately, an attempt to add safety chains on the shoulder of Interstate 90 put two young men in the path of danger on December 15.

Seattle I-5 overpass sees a busy day of car accidents

Given the volume of traffic that courses along Seattle's roads and highways every day, the laws of chance make it possible for an accident to occur anywhere at anytime. According to a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, the timing and location of any car accident simply turns on a roll of the dice. Even though a string of accidents in one location may arouse superstitions, the State Patrol says that it is really not uncommon for a small section of roadway to be the site of multiple accidents on any given day.

DUI suspected in head-on crash with state trooper in Seattle

A 26-year-old man was going the wrong way on State Route 520 just after midnight on Sept. 25 in Seattle. Two cars that were trying to avoid him crashed into each other, but the young man kept going. He then collided head-on with a Washington State Trooper.The offending driver, who was believed to be drunk at the time, crashed into the trooper's car after being spotted driving the wrong way. Luckily, the state trooper wasn't hurt, nor were the other motorists who crashed trying to avoid a collision.

Just to reiterate: Helmets save bicyclists' lives

If Seattle residents listen to the news every day, they are bound to hear about tragic bicycle accidents that result in serious injury and death. For instance, in Boston, a 37-year-old woman was recently crushed under a semi truck; a 63-year-old woman was killed when someone speeding in a pickup truck hit her; and a 41-year-old man was hit in one of the city's suburbs and the driver left the scene. All of these bicycle accidents happened within the last two months, and two of the crashes happened in the same week.

Bike-truck crash kills 24-year-old cyclist in Brier

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office recently reported that a bicyclist was killed on Saturday, Sept. 22, after colliding with a pickup truck near Brier. The bike accident occurred at Barker Road and Atlas Road at around 10:30 a.m., and the 24-year-old cyclist reportedly died at the scene.

Another victim injured on Snohomish County's 'highway of death'

A dangerous section of U.S. Highway 2 between Everett and Stevens Pass recently injured yet another victim. The crash was the third serious accident along that section of U.S. 2 in less than a week. According to reports, the latest car accident sent a 56-year-old eastern Washington woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.

Report: Seattle drivers are not the worst, but far from the best

A recent report suggests that drivers in Seattle could probably use a refresher course on safe driving practices. According to Allstate Insurance Company, Seattle drivers are 27 percent more likely that those in other large U.S. cities to get into a car accident. In fact, of the country's 200 largest cities, when it comes to the risk of getting into an auto collision Seattle drivers ranked 154th.

After public outcry, Progressive pays underinsured motorist claim

Here in Seattle, when someone is injured in a car accident with an underinsured motorist, it is generally possible to obtain compensation from your own insurance company. However, insurance companies often put up fights, or simply shortchange victims, when these claims are filed. This is why it is often important for victims to work with a car accident attorney who will stand up for their rights.

Should drive-up liquor stores be legal in Washington state?

Seattle residents may be aware that concern over fatal drunk driving accidents is leading efforts in many states to outlaw drive-up liquor stores. Here in Washington state, it is illegal for liquor retailers to have drive-up windows, however, more than 20 states do allow these curbside alcohol sales.

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