One injured in Prescott collision

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One injured in Prescott accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by unsafe passing

Date: July 1, 2011
Location: Prescott, Walla Walla County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

One person was injured in a collision near Prescott on Friday.

While heading westbound on Highway 124, 79-year-old John A. Jones attempted to pass another vehicle but had to swerve into the westbound lane to avoid a vehicle in the eastbound lane. Jones lost control of his SUV, veered off the shoulder and struck an embankment.

Jones was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla.

Washington state Patrol is investigating the accident and reported unsafe passing as the cause.

Automobile Accident Statistics
There were an estimated 6,420,000 car accidents in the US in 2005. There were about 2.9 million car accident injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths. An average of 115 persons die each day in car accidents in the United States -- one every 13 minutes. According to the World Health Organization about 3000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

Keep right except when passing (RCW 46.61.100)
Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:

     (a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;

     (b) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard;

     (c) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes and providing for two-way movement traffic under the rules applicable thereon;

     (d) Upon a street or highway restricted to one-way traffic; or

     (e) Upon a highway having three lanes or less, when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck or other vehicle providing roadside assistance while operating warning lights with three hundred sixty degree visibility, or police vehicle

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.


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