The local news outlets have reported that an accident that allegedly happened sometime Monday morning slowed the traffic on Highway 20. According to the Washington State Patrol, a 31-year-old woman from Oak Harbor was driving a Toyota Corolla going southbound on Highway 20 over the Deception Pass Bridge when the vehicle collided with the bridge cables.
The official reports from the Washington State Patrol show that initial call led them to believe this was a hit-and-run accident but as far as the authorities know up to this point, there hasn’t been any evidence that leads to a second vehicle being involved in the collision. The Washington State Patrol is still investigating the causes of the accident.
The driver and her passenger were reportedly taken to the hospital as soon as the authorities arrived at the scene. Both lanes of the Highway 20 had to be shut down some time after 7 a.m. and according to official statements, the road was cleared after 7:30 a.m. when traffic faced some lengthy backups.
As an Everett car accident attorney I sincerely hope that both passenger and driver will recover in a timely manner. Hopefully, the Washington State Patrol will investigate the case throughly so the causes behind the collision may be brought to light.
As a personal injury lawyer I insist that all motorists should be extremely careful during the winter season, specially during the early mornings and nighttime. Visibility issues and harsh winter conditions may cause tragic accidents, stay alert.