One dead, one injured in Everett I-5 collision

Story Highlights:
One dead, one injured in Everett accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
I-5 Southbound lanes blocked for several hours

Date: June 23, 2011, 06/23/2011
Location: Everett, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead, one injured

One person was killed and another injured in a collision near Everett on Thursday.

Just before 5:30 p.m., a 54-year-old man was driving a Mitsubishi SUV north on Interstate 5 when he went through a wide grassy median into the southbound lanees, sideswiping another vehicle and colliding head-on with a Dodge Durango near the 128th Street SW exit.

The driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scnee. The 18-year-old driver of the Dodge Durango was seriously injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center. Two other vehicles struck the debris left from the crash but no one else was injured.

Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident but have not yet reported what may have caused it.

Everett Fatal Car Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 6
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
Fatalities: 6
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Washington State Fatal Car Accident Statistics
Traffic fatalities in Washington State continue to decrease over time.  In 1986, Washington had 714 traffic deaths; 10 years later, in 1996, the state incurred a total of 712, a mere 0.3% decrease.  In 2004, Washington experienced an all-time low of 567 deaths, and then an increase to 649 in 2005.  However, in 2006, there were 633 traffic deaths, a 2.5% decrease from 2005, and an 11.1% decrease from 1996.  The average number of traffic deaths per year from 1997 to 2001 was 650.6, and from 2002 to 2006 was 621.4, a 4.5% decrease.

Similarly, the traffic fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled has also been decreasing.  Over the last several years, the statewide vehicle-miles-traveled have also been decreasing; however, Washington’s rate remains well below the national average.  If we continue along the same trend line, we would expect 368 traffic deaths in the year 2030.  The average fatality rate from 1997 to 2001 was 1.24 and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.12, a 9.7% decrease.  Overall, the fatality rate has decreased by 42.9% since 1986, and by 15.2% since 1997.  The average fatality rate between 1997 to 2006 was 1.18.

By comparison, the national fatality rate decreased by 12.2% from 1.64 in 1997 to 1.44 in 2006.  From 1997 to 2001, the average fatality rate was 1.56, and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.47, a 5.8% decrease.  The average national fatality rate between 1997 and 2006 was 1.51, 28% higher than Washington State’s average for the same time period.

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 terrible 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 tragic 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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