1 Killed, 2 Critically Hurt in Head-On Crash in Renton

Updated on: 2/15/2019

One person was killed in a head-on collision in Renton on Friday. 

The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. near SW Grady Way and Longacres Drive SW, a road that borders Interstate 405.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others had serious injuries and were transported to Valley Medical Center. No other information was immediately available regarding the victims. 

A severely damaged white car and black pickup truck were blocking Grady Way. 

The circumstances leading up to the collision are under investigation. 

Location of the Collision

Fault in a Head-On Collision in Washington

In general, the driver who is at fault for the accident is liable for damages. Fault depends on negligence — a complicated factor that may depend on several different things. 

  • Violating a traffic law
  • Driving while distracted, drunk or on drugs
  • Operating an unsafe vehicle
  • Driving without reasonable care

Examples of negligence in a head-on collision may include: 

  • Improper passing
  • Illegal left turn
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving

Even if both drivers have insurance at the time of the accident, the at fault driver may be responsible for paying damages that exceed their own liability insurance limits.

Negligence is the issue most-debated during personal injury cases. Attorneys for the defendant and plaintiff may reach an agreement, or a jury will decide who was at fault, or if both parties were partly responsible. 

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or death in a head-on motor vehicle collision in Washington state, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at Seattle-based Davis Law Group. We handle cases across the state and are committed to securing the most compensation possible for your family. 

For a free case evaluation, call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started. Our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you win your case. 

Chris Davis
Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group. His legal analysis has appeared on local and national news.
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