Woman injured in Mattawa one-car collision

Story Highlights:
One injuired in Mattawa car accident
Motor vehicle collision cause under investigation



Date: April 6, 2011, 04/06/2011
Location: Mattawa, Grant County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A woman was injured in a one-car collision near Mattawa on Wednesday night.

Around 11:45 p.m. 54-year-old Maria E. Torres was driving south on Highway 243 about a mile south of Mattawa when her car left the roadway, rolled, and landed on its wheels.

She was treated at Quincy Valley Hospital for neck and back injuries, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center and is now in satisfactory condition.

Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident, no cause has yet been reported.

Washington State Fatal Accident Statistics
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.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
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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