Woman injured in Ballard collision

Story Highlights:
One injured in Ballard accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown

Date: May 24, 2011, 05/24/2011
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A woman was injured in a collision at the Ballard Locks on Tuesday.

Early Tuesday morning a woman crashed into the metal gates at the Ballard Locks in Seattle. Firefighters had to remove the woman, who was in her late teen’s or early 20’s, from the car due to the extensive damage.

The woman, who looked to be in her late teens or early 20s was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident wasn’t reported and it is still under investigation by Seattle Police Department.

Automobile 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.

Seattle Car Accident Victim 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. Contributing factors in traffic accidents can be vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, driver distraction (texting or talking on a cell phone while driving), and driver impairment (drunk driving). 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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