One killed in Black Lake speeding collision

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One dead in Black Lake accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by speeding



Date: May 24, 2011, 05/24/2011
Location: Black Lake, Thurston County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed in a speeding collision near Black Lake on Tuesday.

Around 5 p.m. 22-year-old Jason L. Wells was driving a '92 Honda Civic westbound on 62nd Avenue SW when he failed to negotiate a right curve and crossed the centerline crashing into another vehicle. Wells was killed and the other driver was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital with minor injuries.

Washington State Patrol reported that Wells was driving over 100 mph at the time of the accident and do not know if alcohol or drugs were involved in the cause of the crash.

Olympia Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009

Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Washington State Speed Related Accident Statistics
  • Speeding-related fatalities have been increasing over the past ten years. The number of speed-related deaths from 1997 to 2001 was 237.8, while the average from 2002 to 2006 was 244, a 2.6% increase.
  • In 2006, Washington experienced the second highest number of speed-related fatalities since 1997, with 253, second only to 2002’s number of 260.
  • The speed-related fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled has decreased slightly, from .47 in 1997 to .45 in 2006, a 4.3% decrease.
  • 59.6% of all speed-related deaths occurred on rural roads- for vehicle-occupants alone the percentage was 62.3%. However, a larger majority of motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian deaths occurred on urban roads, with 57.5%.
  • On average, from 1997 to 2006, the speed-related fatality rate per vehicle-miles-traveled on rural roads was 2-4 times higher than the respective urban road rate. Rural county roads experienced the largest percentage of speed-related deaths, with 30.7%, followed by rural highways, with 20%, and urban city streets, with 19.6%.

Seattle Car Accident Victim Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Jason L. Wells 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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