Several people, including at least two young children, were seriously injured in a serious auto accident on U.S. Highway 2 near Monroe on Monday.
According to KOMONews.com, the crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Highway 2 and Fern Bluff Road just after 5 p.m. A 35-year-old woman driving a Buick sedan with two children inside attempted to turn left from Highway 2 onto Fern Bluff road when she was T-boned by a pickup truck traveling the opposite direction.
The driver of the Buick, along with her 12- and 11-year-old child occupants, were critically injured in the crash and transported to a nearby hospital in Everett to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the pickup was also taken to a nearby hospital, according to officials with the Washington State Patrol.
The crash blocked both directions of Highway 2 for nearly an hour while troopers investigated the scene.
Liability In T-Bone Collisions
When someone is seriously injured in an accident, proving liability for the accident is a key component to successfully pursuing a personal injury claim. Typically, legal liability for a t-bone collision can often be placed on one particular party involved in the crash – these types of crashes are often caused by failure to yield, either by a driver running a red light or by one driver turning in front of another vehicle which has the right of way.
With the caveat that all auto accident cases are unique and that determining liability for any collision requires a thorough investigation, the news article states that Washington State Patrol troopers told KOMO News that the driver of the Buick “turned in front of a pickup truck.” If that is indeed proven to be the case, then the driver of the Buick could be held liable for causing the accident.
The driver of the pickup would therefore have a potential personal injury case against the other driver’s insurance company. The injured children would also be able to pursue their own claim, even if the driver of the vehicle they were riding in was found to be at-fault.
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