Woman dies in Auburn car collision

Story Highlights:
One person killed in Auburn car accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Crash caused power outage in Lea Hill area

February 2, 2011, 02/01/2011
Location: Auburn, King & Pierce counties, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

While driving on Southeast 320th Street, a male driver and his female passenger crashed into a power pole.

The man was pulled from the car by neighbors who heard the crash, but the car exploded into flames before they could rescue the female passenger.

The woman's body was found by the Valley Regional Fire Department after they extinguished the fire. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center but the extent of his injuries has not been disclosed.

The crash caused a power outage in the Lea Hill area of Auburn. Speed was possibly a factor but the accident is still under investigation.

National Car Accident Statistics
  • About 23,482 deadly crashes involved a single vehicle while 17,577 involved multiple vehicles in 2007.
  • Instances where the vehicle in a crash veered off the road led to 24,147 fatalities in 2007.
  • Someone is injured by a car crash every 14 seconds and about two million of the people injured in car accidents each year suffer permanent injuries.
  • Over 25% of all drivers were involved in an auto accident in a five-year period.
  • Excessive speed is the second most common cause of deadly auto accidents, which accounts for about 30% of fatal accidents.
Auburn Fatal Car Accident Statistics for 2008
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group send out their heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the woman that passed away. This tragic accident should never have happened. The family would be well advised to find a good wrongful death attorney because in a situation like this they may be able to seek financial damages from their insurance company.

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