Many accidents happen because drivers are distracted. Others because of intoxication, whether by alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medication. Unfortunately, many accidents across Washington continue to claim lives. And as such, many of the most common factors behind these accidents often go unreported.
That’s why, we at Bernard Law Group, want our readers to stay informed about the risks associated with certain activities. We also report on accidents regularly so that you are aware of what kind of behavior patterns may lead to crashes.
The latest deadly accident to happen in Washington state ended up prompting authorities to close down the US 12 in Grays Harbor County for seven hours.
According to officials, a snow-plow truck was headed west on US 12 in the early hours of Sunday. When the vehicle tried to make a U-turn, a 1991 Acura Integra crashed into it.
Due to the severity of the impact, a 36-year-old and a 38-year-old were killed. A 29-year-old was rushed to the hospital. The snow-plow operator was not injured in the accident.
According to officials, the victims in this horrific accident were not wearing seat belts.
Officials are still investigating this accident and should have more details into its causes soon. Right now, we cannot know for sure why the accident happened and if the fact the occupants were not wearing their seat belts had anything to do with their deaths. However, we know for a fact that seat belts are designed to save our lives in most cases.
In accidents where victims are ejected from their seats because of the impact, seat belts are able to prevent deadly injuries precisely by securing the occupant to the seat.
If you are serious about your safety and you want to make sure you’re not exposing yourself to any risks, make sure to have your seat buckled up at all times.
We are saddened to have learned that this horrific accident resulted in deaths and hope that the victim who’s recovering from their injuries is getting the help she needs.
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