22-Year-Old Causes Crashes, Flees Scene

A 22-year-old man is being accused of causing a multi-vehicle car accident in Marysville, then fleeing the scene, according to Washington state troopers.

According to news reports, the man was driving north of Marysville on Tuesday morning when his struck a barrier and bounced into traffic, crashing into a semi-truck and causing a four-car pileup. The 22-year-old then ran into nearby woods.  Troopers said speed was a likely factor in the collision.

State Patrol troopers were able to catch up to the 22-year-old, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, then booked into Snohomish County Jail, according to news reports. He did not have a valid driver’s license, according to news reports.

The other victims involved in the crash reported minor injuries.

As Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this crash hit-and-run crash. I hope the victims in this car accident recover quickly from their injuries. I hope this unfortunate car accident reminds people to never leave the scene of an accident. The accident not only affects those who are injured, but also those close to the victims who will now have to pay for making the leaving the accident scene.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.