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Wrong-Way Driver Injures 2 in SR-18 Collision Near Auburn

Updated on: 3/11/2021

Two people sustained serious injuries after a wrong-way driver caused a collision on Sr-18 near Auburn early Thursday morning. 

According to authorities at the scene, the wrong-way driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes when it struck another vehicle head-on west of 304th st. 

State troopers and medics responded to the accident around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning to find both drivers with serious injuries requiring hospitalization at Seattle's Harbor View Medical Center. 

Investigators remained at the scene for several hours after the collision to determine why the causing driver was traveling in the wrong lane.

Legal Options and Recovery Process After a Wrong-Way Collision

It is no shock that this collision took place in the early hours of the morning, as statistically, most wrong way collisions occur at nights.

While the investigators will make their determination of the actual cause of this collision, the majority of wrongway collisions involve a drunk driver. 

Regardless of whether or not the driver in this case was intoxicated, tired, or simply driving unsafely, outside of surprising findings, the question of who is at fault for this collision is relatively settled. 

The victim from this accident or accidents like this one can then focus on their physical recovery immediately following the collision and once the time comes to look into pursing a claim begin investigating the various avenues for recovery with the at fault drivers insurance company to help understand what is available for recovery. 

Experienced car accident attorneys like the team at Davis Law Group know that available insurance is just one piece of the recovery possible for a victim after an accident and it's impossible to find any one factor that determines a claims value. 

If you've been injured in an accident and want to speak to a team of attorneys who understand that every claim is unique, you can request a free case evaluation with the experts at Davis Law Group today by calling 206-727-4000 or using the chat or contact options on this page 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Chris Davis
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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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