Shoreline, Washington – One Dead, Three Injured in a Three-Vehicle Crash on North 175th Street
Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 5:31 am
Shoreline, Washington (December 15, 2019) – One person died and three others were injured in a crash involving three vehicles under the Interstate 5 overpass on North 175th Street on Sunday evening. From one vehicle, one man in his 50s-60s died on the scene, and one woman sustained critical injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Another man from another vehicle was also taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred around 5 p.m. The circumstances and cause of the crash has not yet been determined. The incident blocked the off-ramp to southbound Interstate 5.
About Vehicle Accidents
We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time an accident has resulted in a fatality. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are common 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. Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.
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.