A Washington state officer was involved in a car accident Wednesday night caused by the spring snow, according to news reports.
The 23-year-old Jefferson County sheriff was driving his patrol car when he reportedly hit snow and slush on Highway 101 south of Forks, causing it to go out of control. His Jefferson County sheriff’s patrol car crashed into a ditch along the side of the highway.
The officer was not injured in the collision.
Troopers with the Washington State Patrol said the officer may have been driving too fast for conditions, but he was not charged in the incident.
No other vehicles or people were involved in the incident.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear that the officer didn’t sustain more serious injuries in the crash. I remind drivers to always pay attention to road conditions and never speed to avoid car accidents like this. Although its spring, some roads are still be affected by colder than usual weather. Speeding makes it easier for tires to lose traction on the roadways and crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Olympia.