Two people were killed in a car accident Monday during a collision with a utility pole near Graham, Wash., according to news reports.
The fatal incident occurred when a 42-year-old Spanaway man was driving a 1982 Chevrolet pickup truck with his 41-year-old passenger from Ashford were north on Mountain Highway east when the he ran a red light. He ran the 260th Street light when another vehicle was turning left at the intersection. The truck driver tried to steer around the vehicle, but it drove off the roadway and collided with a light pole.
“The impact to the pole was so intense that it moved the cement foundation of the light pole and cracked the asphalt for 7 feet at the edge of the asphalt, the state patrol reported. The light on the light pole crashed down onto the shoulder,” according to news reports.
The impact killed the man and woman in the pickup.
It is unclear whether the driver of the other vehicle was injured in the collision.
As a Spokane personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal accident. I urge drivers to always follow the road signs and lights to avoid fatal collisions like this. My condolences go out to the friends and families of this couple who died in the crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Spokane.