Teenager dies in Gig Harbor one-car collision

Story Highlights:
One dead in Gig Harbor car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by speeding

Date: March 29, 2011, 03/29/2011
Location: Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A teenager was killed in a one-car collision in Gig Harbor on Tuesday night.

According to the Gig Harbor Fire Department the crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. at 144th Street and 54th Avenue NW when the 17-year-old male hit an embankment head-on. He sustained head, chest, and abdominal injuries and died at the scene.

Authorities reported that the caused of the collision was speeding and that the boy was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Gig Harbor Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1 

Basic rule and maximum limits
No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
(a) Twenty-five miles per hour on city and town streets;
(b) Fifty miles per hour on county roads;
(c) Sixty miles per hour on state highways.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the young man who was lost in this tragic accident 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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