Several injured in Port Townsend accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Date: July 29, 2011, 07/29/2011
Location: Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Several injured
Several people were injured in a collision near Port Townsend on Friday.
Around 3:15 p.m. several people were injured in a head-on collision near the Theater road intersection. It is not immediately clear what caused the accident or who was at fault.
The injuries were serious and one person was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and no other information has yet been released.
Port Townsend, Washington:
Fatal accident count: 11
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Washington State Car 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%.
- County roads have the highest speed-related fatality rate, with 1.04 deaths per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled. This is almost six times higher than the interstate rate of .18, and almost three times higher than the city street rate of .36.
Seattle Car Accident Victim Attorneys
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