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Nisqually, Washington – Two Killed After Car Struck a Tree

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Posted on April 10, 2019

Nisqually, Washington (April 10, 2019) – The elderly occupants of BMW X3 SUV were pronounced dead on the scene after their vehicle went over an embankment and struck a tree in the area of 19900 block of Nisqually Road Southwest. Photos from the scene show damage to the front end of the car under the trees. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff have said it was possible that the driver was experiencing a medical issue, and is considered a likely cause for veering off the road and crashing into the ravine. Medical examiners are said to be working on identifying the victims to notify their next of kin.

About Vehicle Accidents

Our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately, car accidents can happen anytime, and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. Vehicle accidents have a variety of causes ranging from driver error to road conditions, and this also includes chronic medical conditions. Chronic medical conditions include epilepsy, diabetes, alcoholism and heart diseases. While alcohol ingestion is related to many cases of car accidents, the other named conditions contribute to a fairly small amount of car accidents, estimated to be around five to ten percent in an early study. Liability in such cases are tricky to negotiate, especially as some drivers would not know about such conditions before the accident. In any case, all drivers should make sure they are in good health and not impeded by any health condition that can affect judgement so as to be safe in the streets. Caution will help avoid the risk of damage, loss, injuries and death not only to the driver, but to other people on the streets as well.

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