Wrong-way driver injured in I-5 crash

Story Highlights:
Two injured in Tumwater car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by wrong-way driver
Two lanes of southbound I-5 were blocked for 2 hours

Date: March 13, 2011, 03/13/2011
Location: Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington
Type: Motor vehicle collision, Car accident
Outcome: Two injured

A 78-year-old woman was hospitalized on Sunday morning after driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Tumwater.

The woman entered the highway on Trosper Road and hit a pickup truck that was traveling in the far right lane. She was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital. The other driver, a 22-year-old girl, was treated at the scene.

The wrong way driver will be charged with negligent driving.

The two right lanes of southbound Interstate 5 were blocked for two hours and both cars were totaled.

National Car 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 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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