April 29, 2009

Yakima Auto Injury Crash

A Yakima man was involved in a weekend crash that seriously injured a 25-year-old woman. He made his first court appearance Monday in connection the vehicle crash.

The 68-year-old man is being held at the Yakima County jail on $25,000 bail on a requested charge of vehicular assault. His arraignment is in two weeks.

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A nursing supervisor for Harborview Medical Center reported that the injured Yakima woman in the vehicle that was struck remained in serious condition at the hospital in Seattle. The crash was reported about 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the 11900 block of Wide Hollow Road.

According to State troopers, Harris was westbound around a curve when his Dodge Intrepid crossed over the centerline and struck an eastbound Toyota Corolla nearly head-on. It is suspected by investigators that Harris was intoxicated at the time of the Washington car crash.

The woman who was driving the Corolla at the time of the collision is a 26 year old woman from Yakima. She was treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and released, a nursing supervisor said. An unnamed 1-year-old girl in the car was also treated at Memorial, but an update on her condition was not available.

According to authorities, all occupants were using seat belts or other legal restraints.

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April 28, 2009

Seattle Light Rail Accidents Result in Injuries

Friday afternoon in South Seattle, a woman sustained facial injuries when she ran into the side of a light rail train in testing service on tracks along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Othello Street.

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Geoff Patrick, Sound Transit spokesman, said the woman, who was on foot, was running in a crosswalk at the intersection when she ran into the side of the moving northbound train. The train had a green light at the intersection. The injured woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment due to the Seattle pedestrian accident.

According to the Seattle Times report, Sound Transit's Link light rail trains are in testing in preparation for the start of public service in July.

In another railroad accident in Seattle last week, a light rail train and a car collided shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Dawson Street. Sound Transit officials stated that it was the first collision between a light rail train and a car since light rail testing started. Both the vehicle and the train were headed north. The car made a left turn into the path of the moving train at the intersection. Sount Transit officials said that the intersection is controlled by a signal.

The woman who was driving the car complained of some pain and was taken to Harborview Medical center to be examined. A passenger in the car was not injured. According to Patrick, there were no passengers on the train, and the train operator was not injured.

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April 27, 2009

Spokane School Custodian Sues Over Suicide Clean-Up

A lawsuit has been reinstated by the state appeals court, according to a seattletimes.com article. The lawsuit involves school custodian at Nine Mile Falls who was forced to clean up the bloody scene of a student suicide. The school district is being sued by the janitor for unspecified damages for post traumatic stress disorder.

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According to The Spokesman-Review, the suit that had been dismissed in Spokane County Superior Court was reinstated Tuesday on appeal.

The janitor is currently still working at Lakeside High School. In 2004, a 16-year-old shot himself in the head, and the janitor was made to clean up the blood. Nine Mile Falls is northwest of Spokane.
The lawsuit states that the janitor became emotionally distraught and physically ill cleaning up blood and tissue. Her lawyer, William Powell of Spokane, is claiming that the superintendent should have hired a professional cleaning service.

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April 24, 2009

Tacoma Auto Accident & Wrongful Death Attorneys

Tacoma is Washington state's third-largest city, with approximately 202,700 residents. Known as the city of destiny, it was designated as the Northern Pacific Railroad's western terminus in 1873. Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region and the third largest in the state. Located 32 miles south of Seattle, 31 miles north of our state capital, Olympia, and 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport, Tacoma has recently enjoyed a renaissance of sorts as more Washingtonians are calling the city home.

With such close proximity to major cities like Seattle and being a thoroughfare to and from centers of commerce and industry, the dangers on the highways in Tacoma have increased. Tacoma auto accidents change the lives of both the victim and their families. In fact, in the year 2001, over 3 million people were seriously hurt in motor vehicle accidents, and approximately 42 thousand people were killed.

The Bernard Law Group, has years of experience in auto accident and wrongful death cases in Tacoma. Our skilled and experienced team of Tacoma car accident lawyers will examine the facts, evaluate your claim, determine which parties and insurance companies are responsible, and organize all of the details of preparing and presenting your case.

We can help you immediately. All e-mail and form submissions will be responded to by a qualified and knowledgeable member of our firm within 24 hours. Or call our toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we promise to respond immediately.

April 14, 2009

Texting Driver Crashes into Idaho Police Officer

Seattle's KOMO TV News Station reports in an article that a driver who was texting while driving over 60 miles per hour crashed into the back end of a Boise patrol car on Interstate 84 in Meridian, Idaho.

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Though the patrol car was empty at the time of impact, the driver suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital in Meridian for treatment. The 37 year old driver had been drinking, but his blood alcohol was under the legal limit.

At this time, the driver has not been charged. Washington State Vehicle Code has several statutes which provide penalties for sending, reading or writing a text message while driving (RCW 46.61.668) or using a cell phone that is not hands-free while driving (RCW 46.61.667).

If you believe your car accident was caused by a negligent driver using their cell phone, call Seattle's top personal injury attorneys at Bernard Law Group, 1-800-418-8282. We can help you immediately. All e-mail and form submissions will be responded to by a qualified and knowledgeable member of our firm within 24 hours. Call our toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we promise to respond immediately.

April 9, 2009

Seattle Pedestrian Accident Death Results in Vehicular Homicide Charges

Prosecutors have filed vehicular homicide charges against the driver more than a year after a 73-year-old pedestrian was run down on a Seattle street.

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Prosecutors say that the driver, a 40 year old woman, was stoned on marijuana when the pickup truck she was driving hit the 73 year old man at a First Avenue South crosswalk near South Dearborn Street. The victim died minutes after the pedestrian accident in Seattle, which occurred March 30, 2008. The crash was witnessed by two Seattle police officers.

According to court documents, the elderly man was walking slowly with a cane in the four-lane street's left lane when the pickup sped around the stopped vehicle on the right side and hit him. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center by aid crews, but died from multiple internal injuries.

"The defendant failed to slow for the stopped traffic, changed lanes and proceeded through the intersection slamming into Mr. Fuller," Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim said in court documents.

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April 8, 2009

Spanaway Man Killed in Fiery Car Accident

According to a report from SeattlePI.com, a Spanaway man, 26 year old Ryan D. Allen, died this weekend after crashing his speeding truck on State Route 512 in Puyallup. Witnesses reported that he might have been traveling up to 100 miles per hour when he ran his truck off the road.

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The fiery Washington car accident happened about 2am. According to reports, the truck careened across all lanes of traffic, through a guardrail and rolled a couple of times before bursting into flames. The driver was ejected and died. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident, but it is believed that alcohol was a factor.

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April 7, 2009

Washington Car Accident Caused by Blackberry Phone Use

According to a report from the Seattle Times, Brian J. Wilson, Police Chief of Federal Way, was in a minor car accident in his unmarked police car because he was checking his BlackBerry device at the time. The car accident in Washington happened at the intersection of South 324th Street and Pacific Highway South in Federal Way on March 18. Pacific Highway South is part of State Route 99.

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The article states that Wilson was stopped at a red light when he checked his BlackBerry. He then let off the brake and hit the car stopped ahead of him, due to driver distraction.

Wilson has issued an apology, and was given a verbal reprimand. However, he will not be ticketed or formally reprimanded. This is due to a city policy which does not hold officers responsible for accidents with less than $700 in damage. Many people believe that the Washington State Law forbidding text messaging while driving should apply to everyone, though there is an exemption for emergency vehicles.

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April 6, 2009

Everett Sheriff's Deputy Crashes Car Into Apartment

A Snohomish County sheriff's deputy swerved and ran his cruiser through a fence and into an apartment building, in an effort to avoid an accident. According to a report from the Everett HeraldNet.com, the accident occurred on 112th Street SW between 2nd Place W and 3rd Avenue, W in Everett.

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A sheriff's spokeswoman, Rebecca Hover, said that the deputy had been responding to reports of a stolen car and was driving with lights flashing when another car pulled into the intersection.

The article did not say whether the deputy was injured in the Washington car accident but it did report that the patrol car was a total loss and the apartment building was damaged.

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April 3, 2009

Kent Head-On Car Crash Kills Three People

Early Sunday near Kent, three people were killed in a Washington car accident after the driver of a Mazda Protege entered northbound state Route 167 in the wrong direction, according to a report. She then crossed three lanes of traffic, and according to Washington State Patrol, hit another car head-on. The driver was a 21 year old Kent woman.

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The others who died were driving in a Honda Accord. The 69 year old woman and 72 year old man were both from Renton.

The accident happened approximately 1:45 a.m. when the Kent woman drove onto the northbound state Route 167 ramp at South 277th Street. She hit the other car in the HOV lane.

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April 2, 2009

Pedestrian Accident Kills Girl After She Is Hit By Two Cars

A report from seattletimes.com stated on February 26, 2009 that Sherry Varo, 17, had been killed after being hit by two vehicles in this fatal pedestrian accident. Kerry Varo, 15, was also riding his bike that night when he witnessed the accident. He saw the pedestrian get hit by the first car and thrown into the next lane. Kerry Varo then attempted to wave at vehicles to stop but it was too late. A second car came and struck the victim dragging her more than 50 ft.

Kerry Varo immediately phoned his mother to let her know what happened. Police wanted to talk to witnesses so he would be getting home late. Kerry Varo was unable to see who got hit due to the velocity and darkness.

Kerry Varo’s mother, Silvia Varo, then walked from her home to the accident scene where the body of the 17 year old girl was still found.

Silvia Varo told the Register-Guard Newspaper, "I just thought it was just so sad, for whoever's girl that was."

When Silvia Varo returned back home and realized her daughter was not home yet, she walked back to the accident scene.

Crying Silvia Varo said, "It was my girl. She's gone."

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April 1, 2009

Seattle Car Accident Kills Cab Driver

A report from seattletimes.com stated on February 13, 2009 that Getnet Endeshaw’s, 28, was struck by several cars and killed. According to police reports Endeshaw’s cab spun out of control on the icy roads and ended up facing south in the northbound lanes. Attempting to get out of harms way, he jumped out of his car and was struck by three vehicles in this tragic car accident in Washington.

Friends have been gathering at the St. Gebriel Church of Ethiopians to console each other. He is described as “the best”, not only a good husband, but a great father and son.

Wassie Kebde Hermel, friend, said, "He was so happy to be a father. He brought his daughter to church.”

Auto accidents in Seattle change the lives of both the victim and their families. In fact, in the year 2001, over 3 million people were seriously hurt in motor vehicle accidents, and approximately 42 thousand people were killed.

Repairs to your vehicle are important and can be assessed by a body shop. Physical and emotional problems related to your auto accident are of the utmost importance. Some results of an auto accident are pain and suffering, loss of current and future income, impaired physical ability, and loss of enjoyment, just to name a few.

After an auto accident, contact the skilled Seattle Auto Accident Attorneys at The Bernard Law Group who will immediately begin the process of a financial settlement. Do not consider accepting a settlement from an insurance company without first contacting and obtaining a lawyer. Please call 1-800-418-8282 for a free consultation.