Man Falls Asleep At Wheel, Injuring Five | Seattle Injury Lawyer

Date: June 19, 2010, 06/19/2010

Location: Methow, Okanogan County, Washington

Type: Car Accident

Outcome: Five Injured

The driver of a motor home fell asleep at the wheel on Highway 153 near Methow Saturday morning. The driver hit a pickup pulling a horse trailer, injuring 5 people.

77-year-old Frank H. Austin, the driver of the 1991 Dolphin motor home, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. According to a hospital spokeswoman, the man had a pelvic injury and was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit Monday morning.

Four passengers in the pickup, including two young girls, were all taken to the Okanogan Douglas Hospital in Brewster.

11-year-old Haley Bakke of Winthrop, sustained injuries to her chest, neck, hip, and jaw.

8-year-old Hanna Bakke of Winthrop was injured in her foot and arm. 35-year-old Nina M. Russell of South Prarie suffered injuries to her foot, neck and back.

The driver of the pickup, 40-year-old Rebecca Craig of Buckley, sustained minor injuries.

According to the state Department of Transportation, Highway 153 was closed for nearly four hours after the 1 p.m. crash. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt during the time of the crash.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys

Everyone at the Seattle car accident law firm of Davis Law Group sends our thoughts and prayers to those injured in the crash. This accident should never have happened. This is an example of a car accident case in which the injured victims may be able to seek financial damages from the motor home driver or his insurance company. They would be well advised to seek the assistance of an experienced and skilled car accident attorney.


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