Media sources reports that a 19-year-old Lynnwood man and his 12-year-old passenger were moderately injured in an accident on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood Monday night.
According to Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary, the accident occurred during the evening commute in the southbound traffic lanes of Interstate 5 near 164th Street SW in Lynnwood. Authorities believe the 19-year-old driver was traveling in the left lanes when, for unknown reasons, his Honda struck the center interstate barrier. The impact forced the driver to lose control of the vehicle and cross all traffic lanes and strike a big rig trailer. The Honda became wedged underneath the wheels of the big rig’s trailer and was dragged for roughly 700 feet before the vehicle was able to stop.
The 19-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger were transported to a Seattle hospital for the treatment of moderate injuries. The 19-year-old was treated and released within the same night, however the 12-year-old remained hospitalized well into Thursday. Updates on their condition were not available at the time of this release. The driver of the big rig was not injured in the accident.
Washington State Patrol officials are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident and suspect that the incident may have been a possible vehicular assault. At the moment, unsafe lane changing is suspected as a contributing factor to the crash.
As a Bellevue car accident lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that both victims are recovering from their injuries. I wish both of them a speedy recovery so that they may put this incident behind them. If you’ve been injured in an accident as the result of the negligent driving of another, speak with a car accident lawyer in your town to learn more about the legal options open to you.