We’re still seeing too many tragic accidents in Washington state. And unfortunately, these accidents are sending people to the hospital and claiming lives.
The latest crash we learned about comes from the Newport region, where a man from Spokane Valley suffered deadly injuries due to an accident. He was driving a 2004 Subaru Impreza.
The driver was trying to pass a truck in a no-passing zone. Needless to say, the maneuver did not turn out as expected, and his vehicle collided head-on with a car heading the opposite direction. Because of the impact, the passing driver ended up colliding with the truck he was trying to pass.
The 38-year-old man behind the wheel of the Subaru was on U.S. Highway 2 when he collided with a 2007 Saturn Outlook. The 44-year-old driver in the second car suffered injuries as a result. Thankfully, she is expected to survive. The truck driver did not sustain any injuries.
The 38-year-old man suffered deadly injuries. Officials say he did not have his seat belt on at the time of the crash.
Officials are still looking into other potential factors. However, it’s clear that the accident happened after the man tried to pass another car in a no-passing zone.
Follow Road Rules To Avoid Similar Accidents
Drivers must do all in their power to be responsible. Acting accordingly and following road rules are part of that. Most importantly, drivers must remember that rules are in place for a reason. Ignoring them will lead to crashes and crashes will lead to injuries.
For more on this tragic accident, click here. And to stay on top of what’s going on in Washington state, continue to read our blog. We update it daily with stories that help our readers learn more about factors that lead to accidents. Knowledge is power. And when it comes to the road, it’s also safety.