July 31, 2008

Wrong-Way I-5 Driver Triggers 5-Car Wreck in Lynnwood

A woman, apparently drunk, was driving the wrong way in her SUV on I-5 and caused a five-car collision in the southbound lanes of I-5 near Lynnwood. The Lynnwood SUV accident happened late Friday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver, a 44-year-old woman from Monroe, was the only one injured in the crash, said trooper Keith. She was taken to Providence Medical Center in Everett with possible neck injuries. She was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, he said.

“The accident was reported at 10:33 p.m. beneath the I-405 bridge. The woman's white sport utility vehicle was reported headed northbound in the southbound lanes from 196th Street SW”, Leary said.

"She hit two different cars, then hit another car that ran into another. It's very lucky in a wrong way collision. This could have been much worse," he said.

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July 28, 2008

Teen Left Dead After Motorcycle Accident

A Snohomish man, 19, died in a Silvana motorcycle crash on a dirt-bike track.

According to Rebecca Hover, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office,
the accident occurred on the track in the 22000 block of Sather Road in the Silvana area on Tuesday.

Hover stated that the teen was riding motorbikes with three other young men on the private, rural property when he crashed. He died at the scene. Because the three other riders were on a different part of the track, they didn’t witness the crash.

It is not known by investigators who owns the property where the teens were riding or the circumstances surrounding the crash, said Hover. The teenager was wearing a helmet and following common Washington motorcycle safety practices.

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July 24, 2008

Collision with pickup leaves motorcyclist dead

In less than a month, 3 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents on Snohomish County highways. The third accident happened Tuesday.

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A 26-year-old man from Snohomish died at the scene of the collision with a pickup truck on Highway 92 at the intersection of 127th Drive NE.

According to Washington State troopers, the 62-year-old Snohomish man who drove the pickup and his passenger were not injured. Trooper Keith Leary said the pickup driver was making an improper left turn onto Highway 92 when the collision occurred.

Leary said he believes the sunny summer weather and high gas prices are leading more people to drive motorcycles and that both motorcycle riders and car drivers need to be extra careful.

"If somebody does do something wrong, they have to be able to react to that," Leary said. "Our main message is we have to stay focused on our driving 100 percent of the time."

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July 21, 2008

Train in Centralia Strikes and Kills Teen

An Amtrak train killed a teen in Centralia on Saturday afternoon, police said. The 15-year-old boy was on his bike when he was hit. According to police, a friend of the boy was following close behind, but was uninjured.

The train/bike collision happened in the 600 block of South Tower Avenue. There were witnesses to the accident who say that the teens crossed the tracks at a designated crossing.

"I heard a big, like, crash against metal and then I heard like just like the bike come smashing down," said one witness.

Another witness said that students at an elementary school nearby cross the tracks at that location every day.

No one aboard the train was hurt, say Amtrak officials.

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July 14, 2008

Six People Injured in Log Truck Accident

On Friday, a log truck broke apart and spilled its load east of Marysville. Six people were taken to the hospital.

Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said that the Marysville truck accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Getchell Road near the intersection with 99th Avenue NE. He also said that the truck's brakes malfunctioned and appeared to have locked up and the back axle of the truck's trailer broke away, sending logs into the road.

According to Leary, the commercial truck caused an SUV to roll over into a ditch when the SUV apparently tried to avoid the logs. Getchell Fire Chief Travis Hots said that all six people in the SUV were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Snohomish County sheriff's deputies and the troopers with the commercial vehicles unit of the State Patrol were investigating.

This was the second log truck accident in the past 2 days in east Snohomish County. On Thursday a truck spilled a load of logs on Highway 530, though no one was injured in that crash.

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July 7, 2008

Mount Vernon Motorcycle Accident Leaves Arlington Woman Dead

A 37 year old Arlington woman died on Saturday morning, after her motorcycle collided with a van near Mount Vernon on Highway 536.

The woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the accident and later died. This is according to a State Patrol memo.

The motorcyclist was traveling west when she swerved into the eastbound lane of the Highway near Bradshaw Road. The motorcycle and van collided west of Mount Vernon, according to the memo.

The woman was ejected from her motorcycle. The driver of the van, a 45-year-old woman from Anacortes, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

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July 1, 2008

$100 Million Awarded to Troy, Michigan Family in Wrongful Death Suit

A family was awarded $100 million in a wrongful death suit -- the largest settlement known for a wrongful death case in Michigan. The settlement stemmed from the 2005 murder of 20-year-old girl in Troy, Michigan.

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In the Michigan case, the girl was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed to death in her parents' home by her boyfriend. He then put her body in a trash bag and into a garbage can. It was discovered in her family's garage by police and her parents, according to the attorney for the girl’s parents.

The settlement was entered Monday -- the third anniversary of her death.

The girl’s then 20 year old boyfriend was convicted of the murder in December 2006 and sentenced to life in prison.

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