One dead in Spanaway one-car accident

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One dead in Spanaway accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown



Date: June 16, 2011, 06/16/2011
Location: Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed in a one-car collision near Spanaway on Thursday morning.


Witnesses that saw the accident claimed that a pickup truck was driving erratically on Highway 7. The driver, a 57-year-old man from Eatonville, drove his pickup truck off the road and crashed into a utility pole and then a tree. He died at the scene.

Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and no other information has been released.


Washington State Fatal Accident Statistics and Information
Most road types, excluding city streets, have a larger majority of rural road deaths, most prominently on State/US Highways and County Roads.  State/US Highways experienced the highest number of deaths, with 2,421 (38.1%) from 1997 to 2006.  However, State/US Highways experience the highest number of vehicle-miles-traveled, and as a result, do not have the highest fatality rate.  Rather, County Roads have the highest fatality rate per miles traveled, at 2.18, compared to the State/US Highway rate of 1.53.

Males continue to be involved in the majority of traffic collisions—representing 69.1% of fatalities from 1997-2006.  This difference is most prominent in the 21-30 age group, where they comprise 78.3% of the total.


Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the man that died in this tragic accident and hope they can find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a terrible loss. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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