Teen killed in Olympia crash

Story Highlights:
One dead in Olympia accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown



Date: June 1, 2011, 06/01/2011
Location: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

One person was killed in a head-on collision in Olympia on Wednesday.

While driving on Yelm Highway, 19-year-old Joseph Bidot crossed the centerline into the oncoming lane and collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bidot’s brother, Pedro Bidot, is a Washington State Trooper who works in the Yakima area.

The other driver was taken to an Olympia Hospital and should recover. No other information was included but the investigation is ongoing.

Olympia Fatal Accident Statistics
• 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 Fatal Accident Statistics
Traffic fatalities in Washington State continue to decrease over time. In 1986, Washington had 714 traffic deaths; 10 years later, in 1996, the state incurred a total of 712, a mere 0.3% decrease. In 2004, Washington experienced an all-time low of 567 deaths, and then an increase to 649 in 2005. However, in 2006, there were 633 traffic deaths, a 2.5% decrease from 2005, and an 11.1% decrease from 1996.

The average number of traffic deaths per year from 1997 to 2001 was 650.6, and from 2002 to 2006 was 621.4, a 4.5% decrease. Similarly, the traffic fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled has also been decreasing. Over the last several years, the statewide vehicle-miles-traveled have also been decreasing; however, Washington’s rate remains well below the national average.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Joseph Bidot 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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