One dead after snowplow collision in Spokane

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One person killed in Spokane car accident
Truck hit snowplow and exploded on impact
Southbound lanes of Highway 195 closed until morning

Date: December 7, 2010, 12/07/2010
Location: Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor Vehicle Collision
Outcome: One dead

A pickup truck crashed into a parked snowplow on Tuesday night around 9 p.m. and instantly burst into flames. According to Washington State Patrol there seemed to be only one person in the truck, but the wreckage was so badly charred from the explosion that neither the license plate of vehicle identification numbers were legible. The snowplow was unoccupied and pulled off onto the side of the highway with its lights on during the time of the crash.

A witness claimed that the pickup was going at least 80 m.p.h. before it hit the snowplow and exploded on impact. A special investigation team from Western Washington was sent to the scene and the southbound lanes of Highway 195 were closed throughout the night and up until the next morning. No further information about the cause of the collision is available.

Spokane Fatal Accident Statistics for 2008
Fatal accident count: 4
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 4 Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Speeding Law

No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care. Read RCW 46.61.400 for more information.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Thousands of fatalities resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and other tragic events occur every year. No one is ever prepared for the wrongful death of a loved one. In most wrongful death cases, the estate and certain surviving family members will have a claim for damages. Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group send out their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim of this tragic accident, and urges them to find a good wrongful death lawyer to help them with their case.

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