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Man Runs Red Light, Causes 6-Injury Crash in Toppenish

Updated on: 2/8/2019

police lightsSix people were injured in a four-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 97 in Toppenish on Saturday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Fort Road and US 97. 

A 21-year-old Toppenish man driving a Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop at a red light on southbound US 97. He collided with a Ford Taurus driven by a 55-year-old Yakima man, who was making a left turn out of Fort Road. The Taurus then hit a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Toyota Echo. 

State Patrol said the driver of the Camaro, the Taurus and the Tahoe were sent to Virginia Mason Memorial, along with a 32-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, passengers in the Camaro and Taurus, respectively. All were treated and released.

The 37-year-old driver of the Echo was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was in serious condition as of Saturday evening.

Drugs or alcohol are said to be involved. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Location of the Crash

Issues in a Red Light Accident

As the victim in a red light accident, there are many issues with which you’re worried about, such as: investigating the facts of the accident, dealing with insurance companies, getting proper medical attention, loss of income, endless paperwork, and trying to get a fair settlement.

But as the victim in this type of accident, you are entitled to: 

  • Payment of your medical bills
  • Financial compensation for future medical care
  • Recovery of your loss of earnings
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  • Recovery for pain and suffering of your physical and emotional injuries

If you need help getting medical care for your injuries, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you. An attorney can battle your own health insurance carrier to get authorization for proper medical treatment, or to get a second medical opinion for your injury.

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It is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured. Call our office of accident lawyers to schedule free case evaluation regarding your case: (206) 727-4000. You can also use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page. 

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