Two injured in Olympia crash

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Two injured in Olympia accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by running stop sign

Date: June 20, 2011, 06/20/2011
Location: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Two injured

Two people were injured in a crash near Olympia on Sunday.

Around 8 a.m. 81-year-old Charles R. Kentfield was driving west on Mullen Road Southeast when he ran a stop sign and was struck by 50-year-old David K. Williams who was heading north on Meridian Road Southeast.

Kentfield was injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center. Williams was also injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital.

The collision is still under investigation by Washington State patrol but they have concluded that neither alcohol or drugs were involved in the collision.

Washington State Accident Statistics
Traffic fatalities in Washington State continue to decrease over time. In 1986, Washington had 714 traffic deaths; 10 years later, in 1996, the state incurred a total of 712, a mere 0.3% decrease. In 2004, Washington experienced an all-time low of 567 deaths, and then an increase to 649 in 2005. However, in 2006, there were 633 traffic deaths, a 2.5% decrease from 2005, and an 11.1% decrease from 1996. The average number of traffic deaths per year from 1997 to 2001 was 650.6, and from 2002 to 2006 was 621.4, a 4.5% decrease Similarly, the traffic fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled has also been decreasing.

Over the last several years, the statewide vehicle-miles-traveled have also been decreasing; however, Washington’s rate remains well below the national average. If we continue along the same trend line, we would expect 368 traffic deaths in the year 2030. The average fatality rate from 1997 to 2001 was 1.24 and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.12, a 9.7% decrease. Overall, the fatality rate has decreased by 42.9% since 1986, and by 15.2% since 1997. The average fatality rate between 1997 to 2006 was 1.18.

Seattle Motor vehicle 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, etc. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident in Washington state, Seattle motor vehicle accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, DUI accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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