Local news outlets have reported that a crash on State Route 17 has left two people injured just 7 miles North of Coulee City.
According to the official report from the Washington State patrol, a 45-year-old woman was driving her 2006 Ford F-350 truck going northbound on SR17 just before 10 p.m. on Thursday when she lost control of the vehicle.
The road was allegedly icy which led the vehicle to roll. The driver was injured and taken to the hospital along with the passenger, a 46-year-old man. The officials from the Washington State Patrol say that the woman was driving too fast without taking into account the weather and the road conditions.
The authorities are still looking into the accident and collecting information regarding the causes behind the crash. The news went on to confirm that no official charges were pressed against the driver.
As a Federal Way car accident lawyer I sincerely wish a swift recovery for both driver and passenger and hope that other drivers will keep from accelerating while driving under extreme weather conditions.
Icy roads may present a serious accident hazard. Personal injury lawyers urge all readers to be aware of the many dangers posed by the slippery pavement, stay alert.