One dead in head-on collision on Hwy 395


Story Highlights:

One person killed in Clayton car accident
Motor vehicle crash caused by head-on collision
Northbound lane of Highway 395 blocked



Date: December 2, 2010, 12/02/2010
Location: Clayton, Stevens County, Washington
Type: Car accident, motor vehicle accident
Outcome: One dead

Early Thursday morning a head-on collision on Highway 395 south of Clayton resulted in tragedy. The wreck happened in the northbound lane leaving three people injured and one dead.

Washington State Patrol closed the northbound lane for several hours while they cleared the wreckage and investigated the cause of the crash. Traffic was alternated through the one open lane to pass the accident scene.

There is no other available information about the cause of the crash or the people involved.

Fatal Accident Statistics

There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States -- one death every 13 minutes.

Washington State Reckless Driving Law

Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. Violation of the provisions of this section is a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year and by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
These cases require a thorough knowledge and understanding of Washington’s complex wrongful death and survival laws and almost always involve complex legal issues or questions where the outcomes are heavily, if not completely, influenced by the individual facts of the case. In most cases, a wrongful death action requires urgent investigation and preparation to increase the chances of a favorable outcome. Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this tragic accident and urges them to find knowledgable and skilled lawyers to help them receive compensation for their pain and suffering.


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