Updated on: 1/25/2023
Two people were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after their car hit a tree, according to reports.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon near Cottage Lake, just southeast of Woodinville, where emergency officials responded to the scene of a serious collision around noon Monday.
Woodinville Fire & Rescue arrived at NE 133rd Street and 206th Avenue NE to find a car with severe damage and the driver and passenger needing to be extracted from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Authorities have not released a cause for the crash at this time or identifying information on the victims.
Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident
In single-car collisions like this one with serious damages involved, the recovery process for accident victims can be even more complex than the already overly complicated recovery process.
In rare circumstances, a driver injured in a one-car accident may have a claim against a third party such as a city for an unsafe road design or a manufacturer defect if their vehicle was not functioning properly at the time of the accident.
Thankfully, accident victims who were passengers of an at-fault driver have the same rights to recovery as drivers and passengers of any other vehicles struck, meaning the passenger injured in this collision may have a path to recovery regardless of whether or not their driver was at fault.
If you've been injured as a passenger in a crash, you can read more about how Washington state law covers passengers of vehicles here or call the award-winning team of car accident attorneys at Davis Law Group directly and request a free case evaluation for your claim.
Call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page to request your free case evaluation where our team of case investigators and attorneys can chart the best path to recovery for your claim at no charge to you and with no pressure to sign.