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Inattentive Driver Injured in Rollover Accident

A serious rollover accident this weekend sent two young men to the hospital with injuries.  The accident took place about 11 miles west of Ellensburg along Interstate 90 on Saturday afternoon, according to this news report.  Apparently, the 22 year-old driver of a Subaru Impreza veered off the right side of the road a little and then overcorrected his mistake.  When he swerved back onto the Interstate, he crashed into a small passenger vehicle driven by a 72-year-old man from Arizona.

After colliding with the other car, the Subaru rolled multiple times in the highway median, until it finally came to a stop on the roof.  The driver of the Subaru was taken to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital with lacerations.  His passenger, a 28-year-old male from Tacoma, was airlifted to Yakima Regional Medical Center with lacerations and head trauma.

As a car accident lawyer in Seattle, I was relieved to hear that none of the injuries were life-threatening and that the older man wasn’t injured as well.  Another car was implicated in the accident, but the passengers were okay and the car was driven away from the scene.  The Washington State Patrol found that drugs or alcohol were not a factor in this car accident.  Instead, they believe inattention or distraction was to blame.