Snohomish Man Dies after Car Hits Tree

One man died Sunday night after his car struck a tree off Cathcart Way near Highway 9 in Snohomish.

The man, who has not yet been identified by the Washington State Patrol, was traveling east on Cathcart Way approaching Highway 9 when it slid through the intersection and struck a tree around 9 a.m., according to a State Patrol accident memo.

The exact cause of the accident is not yet known, however, troopers believe the car was traveling too fast for the road conditions, according to news reports.

Snohomish did experience some snowfall from last week’s snowstorm and is expected to have some rain and snow showers today. On Sunday, the conditions were also foggy, which may have also added to difficult driving conditions, according to Weather.com.

As an Everett car accident attorney, I urge drivers to get their snow tires on and prepare for many more days of wintery driving. Motorists should also slow down, whether you have 4-wheel-drive or not.
Unfortunately, I only expect more Seattle car accidents to occur from future snowfall, expected as early as next Monday. My condolences go out to the friends and family affected by this accident.

As a car accident attorney in Seattle, I urge drivers to stay home is they don’t absolutely have to go out, and follow this advice for driving in the snow. I hope everyone stays safe during this winter weather.