Woman injured in Snohomish crash

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Woman injured in Snohomish accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown

Date: June 2, 2011, 06/02/2011
Location: Snohomish, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A woman was injured in a collision near Snohomish on Thursday morning.

While driving on Highway 9 just south of U.S. 2 a 39-year-old woman was in her Chevy Tahoe when she rear-ended a white pickup truck. The pickup was pushed forward into the back of a Volkswagen Jetta.

The impact of the crash sent the Chevy Tahoe into the path of a dump truck carrying sand and gravel. The truck tried to avoid a collision but instead jackknifed and struck the Chevy.

The woman was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center with serious head injuries. The other drivers suffered only minor injuries and the dump truck driver was uninjured.

Washington State Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Snohomish Fatal Accident Statistics

Distracted Driving Accident Statistics
  • 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA).
  • Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashed, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (NHTSA)
  • In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. (FARS and GES)
  • Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.
  • In 2009, there were 30,797 fatal crashes in the United States, which involved 45,230 drivers. In those crashes 33,808 people died.
  • In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction (16% of total fatalities).
  • The proportion of fatalities reportedly associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent in 2005 to 16 percent in 2009. During that time, fatal crashes with reported driver distraction also increased from 10 percent to 16 percent.
  • The portion of drivers reportedly distracted at the time of the fatal crashes increased from 7 percent in 2005 to 11 percent in 2009.
  • The under-20 age group had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes (16%).
  • Of those drivers reportedly distracted during a fatal crash, the 30-to-39-year-old drivers were the group with the greatest proportion distracted by cell phones. Cell phone distraction was reported for 24 percent of the 30-to-39-year-old distracted drivers in fatal crashes.

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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