Updated on: 2/13/2020
A woman is dead after a car accident that sent three others to the hospital in serious or critical condition.
The crash occurred Monday night on Tukwila International Boulevard in the 12000 block.
According to police a car traveling southbound crossed the center line striking and killing the driver of the northbound car, as well as injuring their passenger, and both occupants of the southbound vehicle.
No identifying details have been released at this time; Tukwila police closed the road for the hours following the crash to conduct their investigation.
Wrong Way Drivers, Understanding the Danger and the Damage
According to Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) data, there have already been 12 wrong way crashes this year, on track for a slight reduction from the 37 recorded in 2018.
We have previously reported on wrong way involved accidents in Kent as well as Tacoma just within the previous two months, and given the nature of these accidents, serious injuries, if not fatalities, are all too common.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA) more than 50% of wrong way driver related accidents are caused by drivers under the influence. NHTSA data also shows these accidents occur most frequently in urban areas.
While we don’t know what caused the driver of the car in this accident to cross the line, investigations by Tukwila police as well as by the injured parties involved should eventually bring to light what caused the driver to cross that center line.
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