A single vehicle car accident on Interstate 405 near Kirkland Friday left a 44-year-old man from Vancouver dead.
According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), 44-year-old Todd Bekins of Vancouver was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Blazer on I-405 near Northeast 85th Street. As he approached the exit, the vehicle exited the roadway to the right and crashed into the exit sign.
The Blazer caught fire after the impact with the street sign, and witnesses rushed to remove him from the vehicle and began performing CPR. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal car accident, and the WSP says the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Car Accident Statistics
- The number of traffic fatalities in the State of Washington declined from 633 in 2006 to 458 in 2010.
- A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found drivers over the age of 65 are almost twice (1.78 times) as likely to die in car crashes as drivers age 55 to 64.
Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle, WA
Davis Law Group helps vehicle accident victims get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a vehicle accident, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.