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One injured in Goldendale accident

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One injured in Goldendale accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to yield

Date: July 28, 2011, 07/28/2011
Location: Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

One person was injured in a collision near Goldendale on Thursday.

Around 7:30 p.m. 39-year-old Maria R. Perez was driving south on Highway 97 when she stopped to make a left turn and was struck behind by 61-year-old Richard G. Macnab.

Both cars were totaled. Perez was takento Klickitat Valley Hospital for neck and back pain. Her passenger, 42-year-old Victor M. Machuca also complained of back pain but was not hospitalized. Macnab was no injured.

Washington State Patrol investigated the accident and cited Macnab for failure to yield.

Goldendale Fatal Accident Statistics
    Fatal accident count: 2
    Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
    Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
    Fatalities: 2
    Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
    Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

RCW 46.61.190
Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.
Preferential right-of-way may be indicated by stop signs or yield signs as authorized in RCW 47.36.11. Except when directed to proceed by a duly authorized flagger, or a police officer, or a firefighter vested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering a marked crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the roadway, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.

Seattle Car Accident Victim 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. 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.

Category: Automobile / Car Accidents

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