Two injured in Newcastle collision

Story Highlights:
Two injured in Seattle accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by hit-and-run
No information about at-fault driver's whereabouts



Date: April 23, 2011, 04/23/2011
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Two injured

Two people were injured in a two-car collision on SR 520 near Newcastle on Saturday.

While driving on 520 just west of 84th Avenue Northeast a 53-year-old male and his passenger were struck by a 1992 Acura Integra a little before 12:30 p.m. Both cars crashed into a barrier and the at-fault driver fled the scene on foot.

Both victims were taken to the Unversity of Washington Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

No information has been released as to the whereabouts of the at-fault driver or if they were apprehended. Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident.

National 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.

Washington State Hit-and-Run Law (See RCW 46.52.020 for more information)
A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of this section; every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person or damage to other property must move the vehicle as soon as possible off the roadway or freeway main lanes, shoulders, medians, and adjacent areas to a location on an exit ramp shoulder, the frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location. The driver shall remain at the suitable location until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of this section. Moving the vehicle in no way affects fault for an accident.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
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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