Two people were injured in a car accident Saturday afternoon on State Route 22 in Toppenish, according to news reports.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 3 p.m. when a 27-year-old Wapato man was driving a Cadillac Eldorado west on SR 22 about a mile east of Toppenish, according to the Washington State Patrol. As he was driving, he reportedly crashed into a Ford Ranger pickup truck that had slowed down to make a right turn onto Division Road. The collision caused both trucks to roll over and crash.
The driver of the Cadillac was transported to Toppenish Community Hospital where he was reportedly listed in fair condition. The other driver was transported to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and listed in satisfactory condition.
Washington State Patrol investigators said the accident was caused by the driver of the Cadillac following too closely, according to news reports. Driving under the influence is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
As a Tacoma car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this car accident. I hope the two men are able to continue to make a full and speedy recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury layer in Tacoma.