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Man Critically Hurt in Head-On Crash with Semi on Highway 9

Updated on: 2/18/2019

A man suffered severe injuries when he collided head-on with a semi truck on Highway 9 in Skagit County on Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

The incident occurred at approximately 2:43 p.m. at Martin Road (milepost 63). 

A 67-year-old Maple Falls man was northbound in a Subaru Impreza when he crossed the center line for an unknown reason. A Kenworth semi truck with a flatbed trailer was heading south and attempted to avoid the collision and struck the guardrail. The two vehicles collided driver’s side tire to driver’s side tire. 

The driver of the Subaru was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a skull fracture. As of Monday he was in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. The 32-year-old Abbottsford, B.C., man driving the semi was not injured.

“We don’t know if it was a medical situation or what was going on in the car at the time it crossed over the center line,” a WSP spokesperson told the Bellingham Herald. 

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor. The incident remains under investigation.

Location of the Collision

Paying Medical Bills After a Semi Collision

Victims involved in a collision with a semi truck are usually left with severe injuries and a mountain of medical bills. And while the trucking company may ultimately be responsible for paying those damages, they will not pay the bills until a settlement is reached. These cases often take years to complete. 

So what options do truck wreck victims have to pay their bills? There are a few choices.

  • Health insurance. Almost all health insurance policies must pay for medical care and treatment regardless of the cause of your injuries. Your only responsibility is to get treatment and make a physical recovery. At the hospital or medical office, present your insurance card and have them bill the carrier.
  • Medical Payment coverage. You can also use your MedPay coverage through your own car insurance policy. The coverage is optional. Under MedPay, your own insurance company will pay the medical expenses for you (and passengers) up to your MedPay coverage limits – regardless of who was at fault in the crash. 

Washington State Trucking Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one are facing mounting medical bills after a crash with a commercial truck, feel free to call the award-winning truck accident lawyers at Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free case evaluation. You can also fill out our online contact form or use the chat feature below. 

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost and we only get paid if you win a settlement. There is no risk in hiring a lawyer, and victims receive on average 3.5 times more than people without a lawyer.

Chris Davis
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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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