As we prepare for the end of summer, we also brace for the reports of accidents. As you may or may not know, traffic accidents become much more common during the summertime. And on Labor Day weekend, crashes become even more common.
In our field of expertise, we happen to seen many accidents taking place during this time and often urge our clients and readers to pay attention to the risks, even if they have confidence in their driving skills. Sometimes, accidents happen because drivers aren’t paying attention or because they are intoxicated or oblivious of road rules. If you’re in their path, there might be little you can do to avoid a collision.
Recently, an accident in Naches, Washington, has reminded us that life is precious and frail. And that as drivers, riders, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians we must do all in our power to try and avoid it.
The accident resulted in two fatalities, the Washington State Patrol has announced. And at least three cars were involved.
The accident happened when a 33-year-old driver behind the wheel of a 2004 Chevrolet Impala crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 12. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 42-year-old. Due to the impact, the Silverado crashed into a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 27-year-old. The Impala vehicle ended up in the south side of the highway where it caught fire. The Impala driver and the Silverado driver both dried as aresult of the accident. The third driver was not injured.
The tragic and absolutely heartbreaking accident closed both lanes of the road.
We’re absolutely saddened to have learned that this accident brought two lives to an end in such a tragic way and we hope the victims’ families are receiving the attention and support they require.
We urge law enforcement to investigate this accident in depth so the factor that led to the crash is uncovered. This will help other drivers who want to learn how to avoid similar accidents.
Stay alert and tuned to our blog and other news regarding traffic conditions so that you ma avoid similar accidents, especially during the last leg of summer, when more cars are hitting the road.
If you’re traveling during Labor Day Weekend, make sure to take the necessary precautions to avoid accidents.
For more on this accident, follow this link to read the full report.