Davis Law Group Client Accident Report - Route 26 Rear-end Car Accident
R.A.* is a 21 year old young lady and full time nursing student who enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Hobbies include running, horseback riding, dancing, and being active outdoors. On March 19, 2006 R.A. was riding with her boyfriend traveling eastbound on State Route 26 in Grant County, Washington. As they slowed for a trooper on the side of the roadway, just as the vehicle ahead of him did, they were unexpectedly struck from behind by D.L*.
D.L. failed to notice the slowing vehicles and slammed into the rear of the R.A.'s boyfriend's vehicle without even slowing or applying his breaks. (which R.A. was a front seat passenger in). The high-speed impact pushed the vehicle R.A. was in into the car a head of her and then sent it spinning out of control. It finally came to a rest facing south of the eastbound lane of the highway. Washington State Patrol responded to the collision and noted in their report that “Veh 1 [D.L.] was traveling too close and too fast to avoid veh 2 [R.A.]….”
Massive damage was done to the front and rear of R.A’s boyfriend's Subaru Legacy, of which R.A. was a front seat passenger. Due to the degree of damage involved, the insurance company declared this vehicle a “total loss”. Upon impact, RA.’s body was violently jolted and tossed around the inside of the vehicle. Her head was thrown forward and then snapped backwards/forward in a whiplash like motion, bluntly striking against the seat/headrest of the vehicle. Additionally, her body was slammed against the restrain of his seatbelt. This process was repeated a second time when she was pushed into and impacted the vehicle ahead of her. As a direct result of the accident R.A. sustained injuries to her neck and back.
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