Three people injured in collision on Hwy 290

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Three people injured in Newman Lake car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to stop


November 29, 2010, 11/29/2010
Location: Newman Lake, Spokane County, Washington
Type: car accident, motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Three injured.

Three people were hospitalized after being involved in a motor vehicle collision Highway 290 in Newman Lake on Monday afternoon. The collision was caused by a 70-year-old woman heading eastbound who failed to stop for oncoming traffic before she turned left onto Starr Road, causing an SUV to hit her head-on. The driver of the SUV, a 47-year-old man and his 52-year-old passenger were both hospitalized. The woman driver was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment and will be cited for failing to yield according to Washington State Patrol.

NHTSA Senior Driving Statistics

Two-vehicle fatal crashes involving an older and a younger driver, it is 3.1 times as likely that the vehicle driven by the older person will be struck. In 27% of these two-vehicle fatal crashes the older driver was turning left. Drivers over 65, along with new teen-age drivers, have the highest accident rates per miles driven. Another NHTSA study found that on the basis of estimated annual travel, the fatality rate for drivers 85 and over is nine times as high as the rate for drivers 25 through 69 years old.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys

Although insurance companies and many lawyers consider auto accident claims routine, that just isn't true. Every car accident and every individual injured in an auto accident is unique. Seattle car accident attorney Christopher Davis of the Davis Law Group knows that a wide variety of injuries can result from a car wreck and is dedicated to getting his clients the compensation they deserve.

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