One man died Monday after a collision Friday with a Department of Transportation truck, according to news reports.
The 25-year-old driver died from injuries sustained when he was driving on state Route 16 near Interstate 5. He was driving his 1993 Honda Accord when he crashed into the back of a Department of Transportation truck that was parked on the shoulder of state Route 16.
The man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, which contributed to impact injuries that led to his death. A 23-year-old passenger in his truck sustained minor injuries. The DOT truck driver was not injured in the collision.
As a Bellingham personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this man’s death, especially because it involved not wearing a seatbelt. I urge drivers to always pay attention to their driving so they can be on the lookout for obstructions like vehicles on the side of the road. My condolences go out to the friends and families of the man killed in this tragic accident. I hope the injured passenger can recover from his injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellingham.