As a Seattle wrongful death lawyer, I am aware of the dangers and unpredictability that the road may bring motorists. Inclement weather conditions, distracted driving, fatigue, and inattention are all factors that may play a role in fatal vehicle collisions. KOMO News has reported about a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two people and injured another near Lynden, Washington on Wednesday afternoon. Police reports claim that a car carrying two people lost control while driving westbound on Badger Road. The vehicle veered across the mid-line of the road and was struck by an on-coming vehicle headed the other direction. The two passengers of the initial car were killed instantly as a result of the impact of the collision. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the incident claiming wet and windy conditions as well as an alcohol container might have contributed to the accident.
Fatal car accidents are a continuous problem throughout the country and even though this accident occurred near Lynden, this incident could have easily occurred in neighboring streets of Seattle as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010 nearly 460 fatal traffic accidents occurred in the state of Washington alone. Taking care while operating a vehicle and paying attention to the road may help keep traffic fatalities from increasing further.
The death of a loved one or even serious personal injuries due to dangerous car accidents are devastating and life changing events. Our hearts go out to the friends and families of all traffic accident victims. Wrongful death is often seen in transportation related accidents and if you have questions concerning the death of a loved one, then seek the help of a compassionate wrongful death attorney.