Four injured in Hwy 14 one-car collision

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Four injured in Washougal accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown

Date: May 22, 2011, 05/22/2011
Location: Washougal, Clark County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Four injured

Four people were injured in a one-car collision near Washougal on Sunday.

While driving westbound on Highway 14, 40-year-old Bryan McElroy was driving three other passengers: Nicholas J. McElroy, 15, Jonathan S. McDowell, 16, and Joseph E. Miller, 53 when he veered off the road onto the shoulder before returning to the westbound lane, crossing the center line, entering a drainage ditch before striking a culvert and spinning into a private driveway.

McElroy was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car. He was airlifted to Southwest Washington Medical Center and was last reported in critical condition. The three other passengers in his car were also take to Southwest for treatment of minor injuries and were later released.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by Washington State Patrol.

Washougal Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 24
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 47
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
Fatalities: 26
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 80
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3

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.

Seattle Car Accident Victim Attorneys
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, P.S. 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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