Two people were killed Monday in a tragic head-on car accident on U.S. Highway 2 near the Three Lakes Road overpass in Snohomish.
According to news reports, a 2003 Nissan pickup truck was driving westbound just after 10 p.m. Monday evening when it reportedly crossed the centerline and struck a 2008 Dodge van head-on. Both drivers involved in the collision were killed, and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) says no one else suffered injuries in the accident.
A third vehicle – identified as a 2004 Ford F-150 with five occupants – struck the back of the van, but none of the occupants were injured.
Legal Issues In Head-On Car Accidents
People involved in head-on car accidents often suffer serious injuries because these crashes are typically very violent. The momentum and combined speed of the vehicles involved creates even more damage and can leave victims with life-altering injuries.
In many cases, fault for a head-on collision can be attributed to one individual – in this case, the vehicle which crossed the centerline is likely to be held liable, unless there was some other factor that caused the vehicle to lose control. Of course, a thorough investigation into the collision should paint a clearer picture of what exactly caused the incident and who should be held legally responsible.
Contact An Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on crash and are curious about your legal rights, it is likely in your best interests to consult with an experienced car accident attorney. The legal team at Davis Law Group is here to answer your questions and help you better understand your legal options after an accident.
We will review your case for free and help you determine if hiring a lawyer can increase your chances of a successful outcome. Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your personal injury case reviewed by our award-winning legal team.