60-year-old man killed in Sea-Tac collision

Story Highlights:
One dead in Sea-Tac car accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Driver was not wearing seat belt



Date: April 9, 2011, 04/09/2011
Location: Sea-Tac, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed in a one-car collision near SeaTac on Saturday morning.


Around 1 a.m. early Saturday morning, 60-year-old (the family requests that his name not be shared) was fatally injured when he crashed his car near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport exit.

According to Washington State Patrol, while driving southbound on Highway 509, Adams crashed into a barrier on the South 176th Street offramp and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

No other information surrounding the accident has been released.

SeaTac Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009

Fatal accident count: 3
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 5
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Fatal Accident Statistics
In 2006, there were 633 traffic deaths, a 2.5% decrease from 2005, and an 11.1% decrease from 1996. The average number of traffic deaths per year from 1997 to 2001 was 650.6, and from 2002 to 2006 was 621.4, a 4.5% decrease.

 The average fatality rate from 1997 to 2001 was 1.24 and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.12, a 9.7% decrease. Overall, the fatality rate has decreased by 42.9% since 1986, and by 15.2% since 1997. The average fatality rate between 1997 to 2006 was 1.18.

By comparison, the national fatality rate decreased by 12.2% from 1.64 in 1997 to 1.44 in 2006. From 1997 to 2001, the average fatality rate was 1.56, and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.47, a 5.8% decrease. The average national fatality rate between 1997 and 2006 was 1.51, 28% higher than Washington State’s average for the same time period.

The majority of traffic fatalities occur on rural roads. From 1997 to 2006, 3,854 people were killed in collisions on rural roads, representing 60.6% of all fatalities. However, approximately 30% of the vehicle-miles-traveled occur on rural roads, indicating the fatality rate on rural roads is much higher than on urban roads. The average rural road fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled from 1999 to 2006 (1997-1998 data is not available) was 2.27, compared to the urban road rate of 0.65.

Seattle Car Accident Victim Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Mark Adams and hope they can find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss.If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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