Woman dies in Duwamish River accident

Story Highlights:
One dead in Tukwila accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Car was submerged in Duwamish River for over 30 minutes



Date: April 21, 2011, 04/21/2011
Location: Tukwila, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A woman died when her car crashed into the Duwamish River in Tukwila on Thursday night.

Just before 7:30 p.m. a vehicle went off the road near 42nd Avenue South and went down a steep embankment, half submerging into the Duwamish River. Witnesses who saw the crash tried to help the woman inside the car before it went under water but were unsuccessful.

Once authorities reached the scene, divers where able to pull the unconscious woman from the vehicle and medics tried using CPR, but after 20 minutes of attempts at resuscitation, the woman died at the scene.

Tukwila police are still investigating but they believe that there was no foul play or any other vehicles involved and that the woman's death was accidental. More information will be released at a later date.

Tukwila Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009

Fatal accident count: 3
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 3
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Fatal Accident Statistic Information

The majority of traffic fatalities occur on rural roads. From 1997 to 2006, 3,854 people were killed in collisions on rural roads, representing 60.6% of all fatalities. However, approximately 30% of the vehicle-miles-traveled occur on rural roads, indicating the fatality rate on rural roads is much higher than on urban roads. The average rural road fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled from 1999 to 2006 (1997-1998 data is not available) was 2.27, compared to the urban road rate of 0.65. Most road types, excluding city streets, have a larger majority of rural road deaths, most prominently on State/US Highways and County Roads. State/US Highways experienced the highest number of deaths, with 2,421 (38.1%) from 1997 to 2006. However, State/US Highways experience the highest number of vehicle-miles-traveled, and as a result, do not have the highest fatality rate. Rather, County Roads have the highest fatality rate per miles traveled, at 2.18, compared to the State/US Highway rate of 1.53.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the woman that was lost in this terrible accident and hope they can find a knowledgable 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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