None injured in Hood Canal Bridge Accident

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Date: September 12, 2011, 09/12/2011
Location: Hood Canal Bridge, Kitsap/Jefferson counties, Washington
Type: Motor vehicle collision, Car accident
Outcome: None injured

No one was injured in a collision on Hood Canal Bridge on Monday afternoon.

Around 1:15 p.m. eastbound traffic was stopped for marine traffic. A westbound vehicle mistakenly thought that westbound traffic was supposed to stop as well, and halted. They were struck from behind by another vehicle, creating a chain-reaction collision involving three cars.

No one was injured in the collision and Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and have not yet determined who was at fault. The road was reopened an hour later after the wreck was examined and cleared.

Washington State Accident Statistics

  • Speeding-related fatalities have been increasing over the past ten years. The number of speed-related deaths from 1997 to 2001 was 237.8, while the average from 2002 to 2006 was 244, a 2.6% increase.
  • In 2006, Washington experienced the second highest number of speed-related fatalities since 1997, with 253, second only to 2002’s number of 260.
  • The speed-related fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled has decreased slightly, from .47 in 1997 to .45 in 2006, a 4.3% decrease.
  • 59.6% of all speed-related deaths occurred on rural roads- for vehicle-occupants alone the percentage was 62.3%. However, a larger majority of motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian deaths occurred on urban roads, with 57.5%.
  • On average, from 1997 to 2006, the speed-related fatality rate per vehicle-miles-traveled on rural roads was 2-4 times higher than the respective urban road rate. Rural county roads experienced the largest percentage of speed-related deaths, with 30.7%, followed by rural highways, with 20%, and urban city streets, with 19.6%.

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.  Contributing factors in traffic accidents can be vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, driver distraction (texting or talking on a cell phone while driving), and driver impairment (drunk driving). 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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