Pileup Caused by Following too Closely

One person was injured in a three-vehicle rear-end collision Thursday morning on state Highway 14 in Clark County, Wash., according to news reports.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. when a 16-year-old was driving a Chevrolet Suburban in the left lane westbound on the highway near Southeast 164th Avenue, according to news reports. As he was driving, he reportedly slowed because of traffic and was rear-ended by a woman driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer. A 33-year-old man driving a Kawasaki motorcycle then crashed into the SUV.

The motorcyclist broke his leg in the collision, according to news reports. His motorcycle sustained nearly $1,000 in damages and he was also cited for following too closely, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The 36-year-old driver of the Trailblazer was also cited with following too closely. She was not injured in the crash. Her vehicle sustained nearly $8,000 in damages.

The teenager was also not injured in the crash.

As a Vancouver car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this car accident caused by following too closely. I hope the motorcyclist is able to experience a full and speedy recovery.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver.