Man severely hurt after car falls 60 ft from Hoh River Bridge
Posted on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 8:06 pm
CLALLAM COUNTY, WA – A driver who was reportedly speeding was severely hurt after his vehicle crashed from the Hoh River Bridge in Clallam County on Friday afternoon.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred about 11 miles southeast of Forks on northbound Highway 101, at about 1:15 p.m., when an as-yet-unnamed driver went off the side of the bridge.
#UPDATE: The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed before leaving NB US 101 and landing in the Hoh River.
Crews spent the afternoon retrieving the vehicle, which was airborne for approximately 260 feet before coming to rest 60 feet below in 1-foot of water. pic.twitter.com/v6mLwxUb63
— Trooper Chelsea Hodgson (@wspd8pio) February 13, 2021
The vehicle was airborne for about 260 feet, then crashed into a foot of water, about a 60-foot drop.
The driver was able to free himself from the vehicle and make his way to the riverbank before he was assisted by a group of fishers nearby.
He was airlifted to the hospital for the treatment of severe wounds.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.