80-year-old man critically injured in South Kitsap collision

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Two injured in South Kitsap accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to yield



Date: April 19, 2011, 04/19/2011
Location: South Kitsap, Kitsap County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Two injured

A man was critically injured in a collision in Manchester on Tuesday morning.

An 80-year-old man was going north on Colchester Drive around 11 a.m. when he failed to yield to a truck that was heading west on Mile Hill Drive. The truck, driven by a 35-year-old woman, hit the side of man's vehicle.

The 80-year-old man was flown to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. The 35-year-old woman was taken to Harrison Medical Center for an evalution.

National Car Accident Statistics
There were an estimated 6,420,000 car accidents in the US in 2005. There were about 2.9 million car accident injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths. An average of 115 persons die each day in car accidents in the United States -- one every 13 minutes. According to the World Health Organization about 3000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection (See RCW 46.61.190)
Except when directed to proceed by a duly authorized flagger, or a police officer, or a firefighter vested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering a marked crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the roadway, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys

A motor vehicle accident is when a road vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, road debris, or man-made object. These collisions can result in personal injury, property damage, or death. Motor vehicle accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, semi or tractor trailer trucks, delivery vehicles, passenger vans, motorcycles, etc. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident in Washington state, Seattle motor vehicle accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, DUI accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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