Two killed, Six injured in Grandview crash

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Two dead, Six injured in Grandview accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown

Date: May 21, 2011, 05/21/2011
Location: Grandview, Yakima County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Two dead, six injured

Two people were killed and six were injured in a head-on collision in Grandview on Saturday.

Around 1:30 p.m. 77-year-old Abelino Ayala Saucedo and 76-year-old Margarita Saucedo were passengers in the 2008 Nissan Sentra driven by Maria D. Arreguin on Forsell Road heading to their 50th Wedding Anniversary party when their car crossed the center line and hit an SUV head-on.

The SUV, driven by Angela Marie Ott, 32, had four other passengers: Taylor Colson, 14, Reagen Colson, 12, Kylie Colson, 12, and Jordan Colson, 10.

Ott, and two of her passengers were treated for minor injuries at Prosser Memorial Hospital. Arreguin, and two more passengers from the SUV were treated at Sunnyside Community Hospital. The Saucedo couple died at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Washington State Patrol.

Grandview Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Fatal Car 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 Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Abelino and Margarita Saucedo and hope they can find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss. 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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