According to news reports, a 38-year-old Toppenish man was severely injured in a truck accident Monday afternoon near Granger.
Press statements from the Washington State Patrol revealed that the 38-year-old man was traveling southbound on Van Belle Road around 3:30pm Monday. The man allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way to a 49-year-old Sunnyside man that was driving a 2006 Kentworth truck eastbound on Yakima Valley Highway. The 38-year-old man’s truck collided with the Kentworth truck at the intersection of Van Belle Road and Yakima Valley Highway, totaling both the Kentworth truck and the Toppenish man’s 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.
The 38-year-old man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and sustained serious injuries during the accident. He was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he remains in serious condition. The driver of the Kentworth truck was not injured in the accident.
No other vehicles were involved in this accident. The Washington State Patrol has yet to determine whether charges will be brought against the Toppenish man for failure to yield.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’ve seen similar accidents and understand the severity of this man’s condition. I pray that he recovers from his injuries and that both men can put this incident behind them. My prayers go out to the family of the injured man while they await his improvement. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another driver’s negligent actions, it may be in your best interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.