News sources reported that two individuals sustained minor injuries during a multiple vehicle accident on State Route 500 Wednesday evening in Vancouver.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 8:30pm at the intersection of SR500 and St. Johns Boulevard when a Kia sedan, driven by a 43-year-old Vancouver woman, turned left against a red light and struck an eastbound Ford Ranger that was passing through the intersection. The 20-year-old driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle and spun into a Chevrolet Suburban that was stopped at the red light on the north side of the intersection. Both the Ford Ranger and the Kia sedan were totaled in the crash.
The 43-year-old Kia driver and her 22-year-old female passenger were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center complaining of head, neck and back pain. Both have since been treated and released. The other drivers and vehicle occupants involved were reportedly uninjured in the accident.
No other vehicles were involved in this accident. The Washington State Patrol has not indicated whether any citations have been, or will be, issued.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’ve seen similar accidents and am relieved to learn that no one was seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. I implore all drivers to implement safe driving practices at all times while behind the wheel to ensure their safety and that of those around them. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another driver’s negligence, it may be in your best interests to contact an experienced car accident lawyer in your city to discuss the matter.