All too often, deadly auto crashes catch us by surprise. While many are preventable, it’s important to learn more about these types of crash as drivers so we may also learn better ways to avoid the same risks.
That’s why we hope that our reports on auto and motorcycle crashes will help you to be a better driver. But all too often, reporting on these crashes also sadden us.
The latest auto crash report to hit the news in Washington happened in Covington.
According to a series of news reports, a driver who drove the wrong direction on State Route 18 overnight was involved in a collision.
His vehicle had been traveling in the wrong direction at about 10 pm for about two miles before it hit a car near 272nd Street. Then, he crashed into another vehicle carrying a mother and three children. The family involved in the accident is fine, and no injuries were reported. But the driver in the vehicle traveling the wrong way was sent to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.
The driver was allegedly from Seattle, and officials have stated that the factors that led to the accident are still under investigation. Officials still do not know why he was going the wrong way on the freeway.
We are saddened that this tragic crash resulted in a fatality. And we hope that the authorities are able to determine what caused it. With these facts coming to light, more Seattle and, overall, more Washington drivers will learn how to avoid the same mistakes.
If you’re a driver and you’re serious about your safety and the safety of your loved ones, stay alert to avoid making mistakes that could lead to a similar crash.
As personal injury attorneys we urge you to stay focused on your driving and leave any distraction out of the picture. If you must handle your phone for any reason, pull over to a safe location before reaching out to the device. And if you have passengers, make sure to tell them they must not distract you while you’re driving.
For more on this tragic crash, follow this link.