Nisqually, Washington – Two Killed After Car Struck a Tree
Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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.
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.