Three injured in two-car accident on Highway 9

Story Highlights:
Three injured in Woodinville car accident
Motor Vehicle Collision caused by distracted driving
State Route 9 closed for 3 hours

Date: December 8, 2010, 12/08/2010
Location: Woodinville, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor Vehicle Collision
Outcome: Three injured

Three people were hospitalized Wednesday evening after a two-car collision on Highway 9 at Cemetary Road, 2 miles north of Woodinville. The accident occured around 7 p.m. when a Toyota Avalon driven by 17-year-old girl from Snohomish struck a curb in the southbound lane crossing into the northbound lane, smashing into a Suzuki passenger car. Her car continued off the roadway, crashing into a light pole that fell on top of the Suzuki.

The driver of the Suzuki, a 37-year-old woman from Bothell and her 18-year-old female passenger from Snohomish were taken to Evergreen Hospital for treatment. The girl who caused the crash was transported to Harborview Medical Center and Washington State Patrol reported that she was distracted when she lost control of her car.

Washington State Cell Phone Law
Since June 10, 2010 using a hand held cell phone to talk or text while driving in not allowed. Any violators can be stopped by authorities for that alone and will be fined $124.

Washington State Distracted Driving Accident Statistics
It has been estimated that, at any given moment, over 800,000 Americans were texting, making calls, or using a handheld cell phone while driving a motor vehicle during the day. In 2008, distracted driving motor vehicle accidents killed nearly 6,000 Americans. .

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys
Washington State has very strict laws against distracted driving. Sending text messages on a cell phone or other mobile device while driving a motor vehicle is against the law. Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group frequently handles motor vehicle accidents and/or rear-end collisions that were caused by a distracted driver. If you have been injured by a driver who was talking on a cell phone or texting while driving at the time of the accident we can help you get justice for your case and financial compensation or your injuries.

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