Lake Stevens, Washington – One Woman Injured in Car Crash off Lundeen Park Way
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:11 am
Lake Stevens, Washington (March 29, 2020) – One woman was injured in a car crash that occurred off Lundeen Park Way on Sunday evening. According to the article from KOMO News, the woman driving the vehicle was taken to a hospital for treatment of a leg injury. A male occupant was unhurt in the incident and able to get out of the vehicle by himself. No other vehicles were reported to be involved and no other injuries were reported.
The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. when the involved vehicle was speeding down Lundeen park Way. The driver lost control of her vehicle and over-corrected, causing her car to crash through the guardrail and go 50 feet down an embankment. The vehicle’s engine compartment caught on fire, but was fortunately extinguished by a nearby witness who had a fire extinguished. The driver was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by firefighters. According to a statement from the Lake Stevens Police, the cause of the crash appears to be excessive speed.
About Vehicle Fire
Vehicle fires are a cause for alarm and can present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the vehicle when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.
To minimize the risk of fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of car fires, a fire does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a car fire happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes of car fires, car owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. Additionally, one must look over the cargo being carried and make sure there is risk that the cargo can also burst into flames. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.