Fatal two-car crash in Puyallup

Story Highlights:

One person killed in Puyallup car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by speeding
Closed 9th Street Southwest and Highway 512 exit ramp

Date: December 14, 2010, 12/14/2010
Location: Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor Vehicle Accident
Outcome: One dead

A 25-year-old man was killed early Tuesday in Puyallup when his car crashed into another vehicle while he was leaving Highway 512 around 4 a.m. According to Puyallup Police , the man failed to stop at a red light and crashed into another vehicle driver by a woman. The man was killed on impact while the woman was taken to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident shut down 9th St SW and the exit ramp the accident happened at for an undisclosed period of time.

Puyallup Fatal Accident Statistics for 2008

Fatal accident count: 6
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
Fatalities: 6
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Washington State Basic Speeding Law
The driver of every vehicle shall drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Seattle attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group send out their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the driver who was killed in this terrible accident. No one is ever prepared for the wrongful death of a loved one. In most wrongful death cases, the estate and certain surviving family members will have a claim for damages. If a loved one has been killed in Washington state, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law.

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