Seven Injured in Rear-end Collision outside Othello

DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old man was slowing down to make a left turn off of Route 26 with two passengers when he was rear-ended by a 27-year-old woman who had three passengers in her car. All seven people involved in the crash was taken to Othello Community Hospital with neck and back injuries. State troopers are looking to charge the woman with driving without paying attention.

TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Rear-end collision
CAUSE:  Inattention
DATE: November 5, 2010
TIME: Night time
LOCATION: SR26, one mile outside Othello
NUMBER OF VEHICLES: 2
     CARS: 1
     TRUCKS/SUV's: 1
     BUS/SEMI's: 0
     MOTORCYCLES: 0
     PEDESTRIANS: 0
NUMBER INJURED: 7
NUMBER DECEASED: 0
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: None
PERSONS INVOLVED: 7
INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Othello Community Hospital
LEGAL ANALYSIS:  Washington State Patrol is looking to charge the woman for not paying attention while driving.
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