Updated on: 7/30/2021
Police responded to the site of a deadly head-on collision Thursday afternoon finding one person dead at the scene and two others seriously injured.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Yakima Valley Highway and Donald Wapato Road around 2:30pm, according to reports.
Officials say a silver Hyundai was heading west toward Yakima when the driver crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Yukon SUV head-on.
Both the driver and passenger of the SUV sustained serious injuries, with multiple broken bones. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment. First responders were forced to remove the door of the vehicle in order to get the driver out.
The driver of the Hyundai was killed on impact.
Legal Rights for Accident Victims
Being in a crash is traumatizing, especially in collisions that occur head-on. For cases like these, the injuries sustained can take a long time to become fully apparent and heal.
Accident victims deserve to be made whole under Washington state law. As medical bills pile up, they may not be able to complete their household chores, if they are working they may have lost wages. All of those things can be included in a claim to the at-fault driver’s insurance company, or even their own insurance depending on what policies, like PIP or UM/UIM, are available.
Insurance companies are already known for being difficult to deal with, but when one or more parties involved are unable to provide testimony to the situation, things can get more complex. If it gets to the point where a lawsuit needs to be filed, the complexities can be exacerbated. That’s why it is especially important to consult with an experienced car accident attorney.
The team of experienced attorneys at Davis Law Group offer free case reviews for accident victims and their families. If you have been injured in an accident and believe you may need the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer, you can contact our office by accessing the chat feature, filling out the contact form on this page, or calling us at (206) 727-4000.