A woman was killed and six more people were injured in a rollover car accident near Spanaway that seems to have involved alcohol, according to authorities with the Pierce County sheriff.
Emergency teams were called to the scene in the 20800 block of 22nd Avenue East in Spanaway at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday in response to reports of a serious car accident in the area. Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Mike Blair says that seven young adults were riding in a car when it crashed through a fence, rolled over several times and came to a rest on its side.
The car ended up in a wooded area off the side of the roadway, and the woman was ejected from the car during the course of the collision. She was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and six other people were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Car Accident Statistics
- The number of traffic fatalities in the State of Washington declined from 633 in 2006 to 458 in 2010.
- A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found drivers over the age of 65 are almost twice (1.78 times) as likely to die in car crashes as drivers age 55 to 64.
Car Accident Attorneys near Tacoma
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