The holiday season is often one of the busiest times of the year for most of us. As we have discussed in an earlier blog post, it is also a busy time of the year for law enforcement.
Because of the increase in the number of traffic accidents during this time of year, it’s important that drivers act accordingly. Taking precautions to avoid collisions and help keep roads safe should be everybody’s top priority.
On Christmas Eve, two separate crashes caused by different factors claimed two lives in Snohomish County.
The first accident happened at 4 a.m. in Arlington. A woman driving south on the 236th Street NE off-ramp hit a pedestrian who was wearing all black. According to officials, it wasn’t immediately clear why the victim was on the roadway. The driver cooperated with investigators following the accident.
Second Christmas Eve Accident Involved Four Vehicles
The second collision took place on I-5 North at 6:40 a.m. and it involved four vehicles.
Officials reported that a 30-year-old driver from Everett lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, crashing into a barrier before triggering a four-car pileup. The driver died as a result of the accident while a second driver suffered injuries.
No other deaths were reported.
As officials investigate the factors that led to the second accident, it is important to remind our readers that drinking and driving is a deadly combination.
As DUI accidents continue to happen despite the several months of lighter traffic due to the stay-at-home orders, we must remind ourselves that the holiday season can be especially challenging.
If you are celebrating with family and friends, plan ahead. There are many ways to get around that do not involve driving after consuming alcohol.
For more on the two deadly Christmas Eve accidents, follow this link.