Serving as a Kirkland car accident attorney and Renton wrongful death lawyer, helping victims of serious auto accidents has proved time and time again that most auto accidents are due to driver error. Whether the accidents are caused by a failure to stop, distracted driving, excessive speed or improper lane change, driver error is more often than not, the culprit for the 6 million auto accidents every year. Because of one drivers failure to follow common traffic laws or pay attention millions suffer injury and thousands die each year. A Burien car crash sent a woman to Harborview this week, after she failed to obey a traffic sign.
Failing to stop at an intersection was the reason for the auto accident that took place at 7:38 am on Friday, November 5th. 49-year-old Susan Bennett was driving east on State Route 104 in her 2006 Nissan Murano when she failed to yield at an intersection. As she pulled out into the road, her vehicle was struck by a 2006 Jeep Wrangler on the driver’s side door. Bennett was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for injuries to her neck. The driver of the Jeep, 29-year-old Tamara Annas, was not injured. Her Jeep sustained front-end damage while the Sudan was totaled beyond repair.
The best driver is the one that is the most alert. This includes observing traffic signs and road conditions in order to prevent unnecessary risks. Also while it is important to be aware of other bad drivers on the road, never assume that they are the only threat, no driver is immune to error.