Updated on: 5/15/2019
One person was tragically killed and at least three others were hurt after a vehicle-into-building crash Tuesday afternoon in Seattle.
According to KOMONews.com, the accident occurred just after 5 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 99, also called Aurora Avenue. Police responded to the scene after receiving multiple calls about a black Toyota Prius which had crashed into Canlis Restaurant, near the intersection of 6th Avenue North and Aurora Avenue North.
One occupant of the vehicle which crashed into the restaurant was killed in the collision, and another passenger in the vehicle was also injured. Two restaurant employees were also injured as a result of the collision, as they were working inside of the building when the vehicle crashed into it.
The people injured in the incident were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, and it was expected that all involved would recover from their injuries.
It looks like traffic investigators have arrived to the deadly crash scene on Aurora Avenue N. We heard officers say they too, were stuck in terrible traffic after the crash @komonews #komonews pic.twitter.com/YbY9P78fQu— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyKOMO) May 15, 2019
Legal Liability For Vehicle-Into-Building Crashes
There are a number of legal questions that need to be answered following a collision involving a vehicle which crashes into a building. First and foremost is determining what led the driver of a vehicle to lose control and crash into a building, and whether any underlying medical conditions or other related factors may have contributed to the accident.
In general, a thorough investigation into the collision is key for determining liability for an injured victim who wishes to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault party’s liability insurance provider. Washington state law permits accident victims to recover damages for their injuries and other damages, but proving legal responsibility for those injuries is key to the success of any claim.
The award-winning car accident lawyers at Davis Law Group offer free legal consultations to accident victims. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no strings attached and our clients do not owe attorney’s fees until we successfully recover compensation on their behalf.