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Hwy-17 Accident Injures Kennewick Man

News sources reported that a 30-year-old Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries in a car accident on Highway 17 near Warden Saturday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 5:30am Saturday as the 30-year-old Kennewick man was traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 17. The Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries when a 1987 Ford Ranger, driven by a 41-year-old Othello man, failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he pulled in front of the 30-year-old’s 1998 Nissan Altima.

Neither the 41-year-old driver nor his 31-year-old passenger in the Ford was injured in the accident. The Kennewick man was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for the treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was released later that same day.

Washington State Patrol officials reported that the Othello driver has since been charged with failure to yield, lack of insurance, and driving with a suspended license in the third degree.

As a Renton car accident lawyer, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another’s negligent actions, it may be in your best interests to contact a car accident lawyer in your area to learn more about your legal options.