A head-on collision along State Route 530 near Arlington on Sunday night killed one person, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred about four miles west of Arlington around 9:20 p.m. A 73-year-old Arlington woman driving a Subaru Outback crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Jeep Cherokee head-on.
The Cherokee rolled and its driver was ejected. The 58-year-old Mountlake Terrace male driver was killed. State Patrol said the man was not wearing a seat belt.
The Subaru continued west and struck two other eastbound vehicles before stopping. The other drivers were not injured.
Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash. Charges could be pending.
Location of the Crash
Investigating Head-On Collisions
When an attorney is hired to represent the victim in a head-on collision case, the attorney will take immediate action. The goal is to establish clear liability by collecting evidence, evaluating the facts of the case and interviewing witnesses.
If the at-fault driver was driving in the wrong direction or was in the wrong lane at the time of the collision, and this can be established with physical evidence, then fault can be established. If the attorney can prove that the driver crossed the center line and violated the victim’s right of way, fault is liability is straightforward.
The attorney will also look at medical records and the subsequent medical bills to make a thorough account of the accident.
Once the above is done, the attorney will likely make contact with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and file a claim. This gets the ball rolling. The case may then proceed in a variety of different ways, depending on many factors.
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If you have been seriously injured or have a family member that was killed in a head-on collision in Washington state, the attorneys and legal team at Davis Law Group, P.S., can help you navigate the complex justice and insurance system. We are devoted to building a strong case and recovering the most compensation possible for our clients.
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