Four injured in Auburn collision

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Four injured in Auburn accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to negotiate curve

Date: June 19, 2011, 06/19/2011
Location: Auburn, King and Pierce Counties, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Four injured

Four people were injured in a collision near Auburn on Sunday.

Around 12:30 p.m. a 34-year-old was driving on SR 164 when he failed to negotiate the turn on SE 380th Place, striking a guardrail and rolling down an embankment.

The driver and his three passengers were all injured and transported to area hospitals.

The accident is still under investigation by Washington State Patrol.

Auburn Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

National Car Accident Statistics
  • On an average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on the roads of the US, annually. More than 3 million people get injured due to car accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent.
  • There are in excess of 40,000 deaths due to car accidents every year. Although this is a very high number by itself, some heart can be taken in the fact that statistics show that car accident fatalities have been witnessing a downward trend in recent years.
  • The majority of car accidents could be avoided if only the drivers would drive more responsibly. About 40% of car accident fatalities occur because of a drunken driver. About 30% of the car accident fatalities can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% and above because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in an accident.
  • The majority of car accident victims are the drivers, then the passengers of the car, followed by pedestrians, and lastly cyclists. Every 12 minutes, one person dies because of a car accident. Every 14 seconds, a car accident results in an injured victim.

Seattle Motor vehicle 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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