Media outlets reported that a 19-year-old Camas man was moderately injured in a single-vehicle accident on state Highway 14 Sunday evening.
According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the 19-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on state Highway 14 when the accident occurred at roughly 6pm. The Washington State Patrol alleged that the man fell asleep at the wheel, causing his 202 Hyundai Accent to veer off of the roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and continued on through underbrush, until ultimately colliding head-on with a tree. No other vehicles are suspected as being involved with this accident.
The 19-year-old driver sustained moderate injuries in the accident, including two broken femurs and a laceration to his head. The man was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries. As of Monday morning, he was listed in satisfactory condition by hospital staff.
Authorities have not stated whether they believe drugs or alcohol played contributing roles in the accident or whether any citations may be issued.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured, or killed, in what could have been a potentially deadly accident. I wish this man a speedy recovery from his injuries so that he may more quickly put this incident behind him. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of another driver’s negligent actions, it may be in your interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.