Two women in Washington have suffered serious injuries in a car accident and have been taken to a Seattle-area hospital. The fiery crash occurred the night of June 23, 2009 on Evergreen Way when the vehicle with the two women was hit, while making a left-hand turn into a parking lot, by a car heading southbound. The impact of the collision split the women’s car in half just inches behind the front seats. Landing about eighty feet away, the back half of the car instantly exploded in flames that shot fifteen feet in the air. Luckily, no one was sitting in the backseat.
The accident is still being investigated by police to determine whether alcohol was a factor or if the southbound vehicle was speeding at the time of the collision. If police discover that the auto accident was caused by any of these factors, the driver of the southbound vehicle could face criminal charges and/or be held financially responsible for expenses, pain and suffering, and damages suffered by the victims.
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 2005 Annual State Highway Collision Data Summary, fatalities caused by auto accidents have dropped 5% since 2001. Consequently, catastrophic injuries have also declined during the same period of time. Unfortunately though, total crashes have increased 5% over the last five years.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a serious car accident in Washington, the skilled Seattle auto accident attorneys at the Bernard Law Group understand that you face a challenging time ahead of you in recovering from the accident physically, emotionally, and financially. We will help you seek the compensation that you deserve. Call the Bernard Law Group today for a free consultation, and you’ll begin being able to get your life back in order while our skilled lawyers handle all the details.