K.B., a veteran with 24 years of service for his country, a loving husband, and a father of three, was on his way to work when a driver who was attempting to pass multiple cars illegally on a blind shoulder lost control and slammed head-on into his car. He was airlifted to the hospital with horrific injuries, and although doctors performed more than seven surgeries in an attempt to save him, he passed away from his injuries after a long and painful struggle with pneumonia, multiple fractures, cardiac arrest, and kidney and liver failure.
Although K.B. is gone, his family remains dedicated to improving road safety in the hopes that other families will not have to experience the same painful loss. His loving wife and three children put up a memorial sign on the side of State Route 507, urging motorists to drive safely in honor of his memory. They also talked to the Washington State Department of Transportation and made sure that they re-striped the stretch of road where the accident had occurred. The driver responsible for the fatal crash was charged with vehicular homicide. Although the driver at fault had no assets to go after, Davis Law Group was able to recover $125,000 from insurance to help the family deal with their grief and the loss of K.B.’s income and support.