One killed, two injured in I-5 collision

Story Highlights:
One dead in Seattle car accident
Two-car collision cause unknown
Blocked four lanes of northbound Interstate 5

Date: March 21, 2011, 03/21/2011
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Motor vehicle collision, Car accident
Outcome: One dead, Two injured

On Monday night, just before 11 p.m., one person was killed and two were injured in a two-car collision on Interstate 5 near Seattle.

Two people were sitting in a Toyota Corolla that was parked in the disabled lane, next to the HOV lane, on northbound I-5 near Boeing Field when they were struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup truck.

The driver of the Toyota, a 33-year-old male, was killed instantly. His passenger, a 27-year-old woman and the driver of the pickup were both injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Troopers believe that there were two more passengers in the pickup truck that left the scene before authorities arrived.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Troopers are looking into why the Toyota was parked on the side of the freeway and why the pickup truck was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were blocked for over an hour while the scene of the crash was investigated.

2008 Seattle Fatal Car Crashes and Traffic Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 24
Cars and trucks involved in fatal accidents: 32
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers in Seattle: 11
Accident Deaths: 24
People involved in fatal accidents: 54
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Seattle Car Accident Victim Attorneys
The Seattle Metropolitan Police promote safe driving and the city does a relatively good job maintaining the Seattle city streets. Despite all their best efforts there are a number of deadly Seattle car accidents, drunk driving incidents and pedestrian collisions in Seattle each year. The accidents frequently happen on heavily traveled roads such as: Interstate 5, the floating bridges of I-90 and 520, Highway 99, and Alaskan Way. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Seattle Washington, contact Seattle Car Accident Attorney Chris Davis at Davis Law Group. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers have the skills and years of experience successfully representing personal injury, auto accident, and wrongful death cases in Seattle and throughout the State of Washington.
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