As a Seattle vehicle accident attorney, I am always saddened by the untimely deaths of young lives due to unfortunate car accidents. Careless and distracted driving can be one of the worst and most unnecessary ways to cause countless damages. According to the local news of The Seattle Times, an University of Washington graduate student and her boyfriend were killed in a horrific fiery car collision on Lake City Way Northeast. The victims were identified on Monday as Laura Sheard, 26, a fifth year grad student in pharmacology, and her boyfriend Kristopher Martin, 33. The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon after the couple had stopped at a red light and were struck from behind and knocked 100 yards before becoming engulfed by flames. The vehicle that hit Sheard and Martin was driven by a 43 year old with two young passengers. All three in the second vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The incident is still under investigation and it is not yet released what caused the collision. Neighboring streets of Seattle are just as likely to experience fatal tragedies such as this.
The National Fire Protection Administration reported that during the years of 2003-2007, national fire departments responded to around 287,000 vehicle fires per year. These vehicle fires resulted in an average of about 480 deaths and nearly 1,530 injuries. A vehicle fire can occur after any dangerous car crash, make sure to get a safe distance away from any wreck until professionals arrive on scene.
If you or a family member have been injured in a vehicle accident, speak with an experienced vehicle accident attorney today. Vehicle collisions can be very devastating and therefore driving with care should be everyone’s top priority. Deciding whether to take legal action in a vehicle accident case can be very confusing. Call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make your decision less stressful by dedicating my time to your case in order to protect your legal and medical rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.