Bellingham, Washington – Two People Dead, One Injured in Collision, Car Fire at I-5
Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 11:07 pm
Bellingham, Washington (December 13, 2019) – Two people died and one person was injured in a two-vehicle incident that occurred on northbound Interstate 5 at Sunset Drive on Friday night. The two fatalities were from a vehicle that burst into flames and veered off the roadway. A minor in the other vehicle involved was said to have sustained minor injuries in the crash.
According to the report, a BMW was going northbound on the Interstate 5 when a second vehicle struck it from behind. This caused the second vehicle to burst into flames and it veered off the roadway. Firefighters responded onto the scene and extinguished the flames within 30 minutes, with the Washington State Patrol confirming that the occupants had died in the fire. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
About Car Fire
We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately, this not the only time a car accident has resulted in fatalities. Car 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 car 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 car 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. 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 Caffee Law 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 Caffee Law 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.