Two men were taken to Harborview Medical Center Sunday after the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed on 72nd Avenue in Yakima. According to Police, 17-year-old Brandon Henley was racing another motorist when he lost control of the vehicle at the intersection with Tieton Drive, causing it to crash into a fence, power pole and parked car before a final crash into a tree.
Henley and his passenger, identified as 33-year-old Eliseo Bahema, were both seriously injured in the accident and transported to Harborview. Henley was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit and Bahema was in serious condition. Police believe that, in addition to the high speeds of street racing, drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
Car Accident Statistics
- On average, there are more than six million car accidents in the United States annually.
- More than three million people are injured as a result of car accidents each year in the United States, and more than two million of those injuries are permanent.
- Although there are over 40,000 traffic fatalities each year, studies show that this number is on a declining trend.
Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle, WA
Davis Law Group helps vehicle accident victims get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a vehicle accident, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.