An accident that allegedly happened just five miles west of Sunnyside on Friday claimed the life of a 52 year-old according to the news. The accident happened sometime after 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Dekker and Van Belle roads.
Official records released from the Washington State Patrol show that the man was driving up Dekker Road when he reached Van Belle but failed to stop at the stop sign ahead of him. According to the news, a 55-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Cavalier collided with the vehicle that didn’t follow the traffic signs properly.
After the tragic crash, both cars came to rest on the northeast side of the road.
A passenger in the Cavalier was taken to the hospital but the passenger that was in the other vehicle refused to be taken.
The driver who reportedly failed to stop at the intersection was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
As a Bellingham personal injury attorney I sincerely hope all injured passengers and driver involved in this accident will have a steadfast recovery and wish that the a better education regarding traffic safety could be transmitted to all drivers across the country.
The thoughts of many personal injury lawyers are with the family of the man who was killed in this tragic incident.