Three injured in Ephrata head-on collision

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Three injured in Ephrata accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to yield
All three people were wearing seat belts

Date: April 26, 2011, 04/26/2011
Location: Ephrata, Grant County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Three injured

Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Ephrata on Tuesday.

While driving westbound on Route 28, 67-year-old Patsy A. Alvarez failed to yield the right of way while attempting to make a left turn and collided with a pickup truck. The collision caused the pickup truck, driven by 29-year-old Kyle R. Baselt to crash into a tree.

Alvarex was taken to Columbia Basin Hospital for treatment of abdominal injuries and facial abrasions. Baselt and his 36-year-old passenger Anjannette Million were also taken to Columbia Basin Hospital for various injuries.

Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and will most likely charge Alvarez with failure to yield.

Ephrata Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 10
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
Fatalities: 10
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 24
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Car Accident Statistics
There were an estimated 6,420,000 car accidents in the US in 2005. There were about 2.9 million car accident injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths. An average of 115 persons die each day in car accidents in the United States -- one every 13 minutes. According to the World Health Organization about 3000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

Vehicle turning left (See RCW 46.61.185 for more information)
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
A motor vehicle accident is when a road vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, road debris, or man-made object. These collisions can result in personal injury, property damage, or death. Motor vehicle accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, semi or tractor trailer trucks, delivery vehicles, passenger vans, motorcycles, etcIf 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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