Pedestrians must exercise extreme caution when walking, especially in areas with heavy traffic, as was further emphasized yesterday afternoon in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old man. She had been crossing “at or near the intersection” according to detectives. Not many details have been […]
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No parent wants to wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Often those calls mean bad news. And with teenagers exhibiting dangerous behaviors now more than ever out on the road, more parents may be getting those horrific calls. It was reported by the Institute for Highway Safety that 11 […]
For a large number of teenagers, drinking and partying are normal occurrences on weekends during the high school years. The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office knows this and is not standing for it. With the drinking age set at 21, anybody under that is breaking the law when consuming alcohol, no matter how harmless the activity […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released some startling statistics: traffic deaths in the US are up and increasing for the first time in eight years. Yikes. Several different factors are playing into the problem, including an increase in discretionary driving, thanks to an improving economy. But one of the hugest contributors is […]
Texting and driving has been called “a national epidemic,” and for good reason. According to a recent survey conducted in the United States, 43% of teens admitted to texting while driving at least one time over the past month. The actual total percentage could be much higher, as some of those surveyed may have tried […]
Drivers of electric vehicles reap a ton of benefits. They don’t have to pay taxes at the gas pump, they receive a federal tax credit worth thousands of dollars and cars such as the Nissan LEAF get the equivalent of 129 city MPG. Since electric vehicles don’t run on gas, their drivers are not contributing […]
Currently, 39 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have banned text messaging while driving. And yet, it still is a prevalent problem that is costing people a lot of money, and in some cases, their lives. Connecticut is one of those 39 states. The offense is punishable by a fine that can come […]
Any given day, you can probably spot at least a handful of people talking or texting on their cell phones while driving. And a handful is probably a large understatement. Talking and texting on your cell phone while driving are both illegal in the state of Washington, and can result in a $124 ticket. For […]
An elderly couple is dead after a fatal bus crash that took place around 9:30 last night. Robert Rotta and Elizabeth Rotta were passengers in a Ford Escape that was struck by a Sound Transit bus. The driver of the Escape, Kendall Rotta, 51, is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center. It has been […]
Two men died this morning, in what was a horrible, three-vehicle mess of metal and concrete. A man driving his pickup east on State Route 410 reportedly lost control of his vehicle and hit the Jersey barrier that divides the east and westbound lanes. He jumped the barrier and crashed into a westbound Ford Focus. […]
Any drunk driving incident is sickening to hear or read about, but those involving cops doing the drinking and driving are especially unsettling. 39-year-old David M. Bisard was a police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department when he was arrested after a fatal accident that he had caused. He had been driving his patrol […]
An accident in Seattle ended tragically this week when a bicyclist and semi truck collided on Wednesday. The man riding the bike was killed, despite CPR performances by bystanders and medics when they arrived. The incident occurred south of downtown, near a bike route that is very popular with bicyclist commuters. Investigations are still in […]