According to local news, a driver on U.S. Highway 12 just outside Oakville hit a black bear. The accident happened some time after 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday according to the Washington State Patrol, but not much is known about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The 49-year-old woman from Montesano was driving a 2006 Chrysler Crossfire when she reportedly hit the bear. It is believed by the authorities that the animal was injured but he ran into the woods, authorities were not able to find him.
No details on the woman’s health state were revealed. Troopers from the Washington State Patrol claim that there isn’t a full report regarding the details of the accident just yet.
As a Bellevue car accident attorney I urge all drivers to be extremely careful whenever driving in roads where wildlife signs are posted. This time of the year is when they are mostly active.
Personal injury lawyers understand that serious injuries could have been inflicted upon the driver if the accident had been any more serious. Remember to be especially watchful of the road during early mornings and early evenings. Whenever an accident caused you to be severely injured, remember that a personal injury lawyer should be contacted right away.