One child and three adults were injured in a severe collision Monday morning in Lynnwood, according to emergency officials.
The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the 20200 block of 44th Avenue West.
Some occupants had to be extricated from the two-vehicle collision. A man, woman and child were rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with injuries. Another man was transported to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds with injuries.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. Further information about the collision is not yet available.
Location of the Collision
Fog-Related Car Accidents
It's unknown at this time whether the morning's thick fog played a role in the above collision. But we do know that fog-related accidents are quite common, and each year they claim the lives of hundreds of Americans.
The Federal Highway Administration kept statistics on all weather-related collisions from 2002-2012. When looking at fog specifically, the annual averages were:
- 31,385 collisions
- 511 fatalities
- 11,812 injuries
That means more people are killed in fog-related crashes than people die due to heat, tornadoes, floods and lightning strikes — combined.
Most fog-related accidents involve one or both drivers going too fast for conditions. By keeping a safe following distance and slowing down in general, drivers can avoid these collisions.
Washington State Auto Accident Lawyers
Motor vehicle accidents can leave you seriously, even permanently, injured. You shouldn't let someone else’s bad decision ruin your life. Pursue justice and fair compensation with help from the trustworthy and experienced Washington state personal injury attorneys at Davis Law Group.
We want to hear from you about your accident in Washington state. To speak with someone about your case in a free legal case evaluation, call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page.
Image: South County Fire