Man injured in boulder accident on I-82

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One injured in Yakima accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by falling boulder

Date: May 15, 2011, 05/15/2011
Location: Yakima, Yakima County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A man was injured on Interstate 82 near Yakima after a boulder fell into the roadway.

Around 12:30 p.m. 65-year-old Ronald C. Schmolka and his passenger 47-year-old Jeannette M. Lyons were driving on I-82, six miles west of Selah, when a large boulder rolled down the hillside into the road.

There are no details surrounding the accident but their car was totaled. Schmolka and Lyons were taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and later released.


Yakima Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Seattle Car Accident Injury 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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