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2 boys hit and injured in car accident in crosswalk

Crosswalks are in place in various areas to allow pedestrians a safe way to cross the street. Although pedestrians may have the right-of-way in a crosswalk, drivers who fail to notice a person in a crosswalk might not be prepared to stop and allow the individual to pass by safely. A 12-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy both suffered major injuries in a recent pedestrian-related car accident that reportedly occurred in a crosswalk in Washington.

According to reports, the accident took place just before 5 p.m. on a recent Tuesday as the two boys were attempting to cross the street via crosswalk. Law enforcement agents advised that a nearby vehicle struck the two boys soon thereafter. Several witnesses stopped to check on the boys and notify emergency responders, and they were both transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: 2 killed after truck crosses median in Washington

The untimely death of a family member can be a challenging thing to accept, especially when the loss comes as the result of another party's negligent actions. Fatal car accidents have left far too many families mourning over the sudden and unexpected loss of someone dear. A man could be facing criminal charges following a recent collision that claimed the lives of two women in Washington.

The accident is said to have occurred on a recent Friday morning when the driver of a westbound truck lost control and crossed through the median. Upon entering the opposite lanes of traffic, his truck proceeded to collide with a nearby car. Both the driver and passenger of the car reportedly suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Car accident involving tractor-trailer injures 6 in Washington

Commercial vehicles are a constant fixture on many roads, and when a semi veers off course, the damage it causes in the process can be substantial. Drivers who encounter a commercial vehicle collision may find it difficult to react in time to avoid getting swept up in the aftermath. A recent car accident involving a tractor-trailer that struck a concrete barrier has left as many as six individuals with injuries in Washington.

The accident reportedly took place on a recent Sunday night when the driver of a tractor-trailer suddenly veered off course and struck a nearby concrete barrier. Police say that the impact of the crash pushed chunks of concrete into the opposite lane. This reportedly prompted a chain-reaction crash involving as many as two tractor-trailers and seven other vehicles.

Avoid being caught by surprise during divorce in Washington

In some cases, individuals in Washington and elsewhere may welcome the unexpected, such as a surprise birthday party. However, for those who are going through the end of a marriage, surprises could prove devastating and leave a person feeling overwhelmed and unprepared. Fortunately, one may be able to avoid being caught off guard in divorce by knowing what to expect during and after the process.

One of the most common areas that could take a person by surprise pertains to the presence of marital debts. In some cases, a person might not be fully aware of all debts within a marriage, and entering the process without an understanding of how debts can impact the outcome of a divorce could prove detrimental. Those who are going through a similar life event may also find it beneficial to seek advice on the changes they might experience after divorce, as this could prove vital to adjusting to life after divorce.

Personal injury: Crash at intersection injures 6 in Washington

As many as six individuals suffered injuries in a recent accident in which a driver failed to adhere to a traffic light upon approaching an intersection in Washington. Car accidents that take place at intersections can be dangerous incidents that could place the safety of all parties involved at risk. Those who suffer serious harm due to the acts of a negligent driver may wish to pursue restitution through a personal injury claim, but they might need assistance in navigating the process.

Law enforcement agents advised the incident occurred on a recent Saturday night when a car failed to stop for a traffic light upon approaching a local intersection. After entering the intersection, the car proceeded to strike a nearby vehicle that was attempting to navigate a left-hand turn. The force of the initial impact reportedly caused the second vehicle to collide with a third and fourth vehicle.

Impairment is a contributing factor in many fatal car accidents

The influence that drugs and alcohol can have on a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle can be substantial. Individuals who drive while impaired may lack the necessary capacity to make certain judgment calls, and car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can have disastrous consequences. A recent collision in Washington has reportedly killed a moped driver and left another party in custody facing drunk driving charges.

The collision reportedly occurred on a recent Tuesday night when the driver of a truck was attempting to make a left-hand turn. Initial investigations suggest that upon entering the intersection, the truck pulled straight into the path of a nearby moped. The rider of the moped was unable to react in time to avoid the truck and reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the process.

Car accident involving suspected drunk driver kills 3, injures 3

Impairment can affect a person's ability to drive in various ways. Those who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are inherently less capable of safely operating a vehicle, and they may increase the chances that a serious car accident will occur in the process. A collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Washington killed three individuals and left 3 more with serious injuries.

Initial investigations suggest the incident took place when the driver of a van failed to adhere to a stop sign. Upon entering the intersection, the van struck another vehicle, and the impact of the collision forced both vehicles off the road and started a brush fire that spread across as many as 10 acres. Authorities have advised that three individuals died in the crash, while three more suffered major injuries, one of whom is reportedly in critical condition.

Child custody: Helping the kids cope with divorce

Upon making the decision to dissolve a marriage, many parents in Washington may consider it paramount to take measures to safeguard the well-being of their kids. For children, understanding why their parents are separating and how the process will impact their lives can be a difficult process. In addition to pursuing a child custody agreement focused on the best interests of the kids, parents may also find it helpful to understand the challenges their kids may face and find ways to address any issues they might experience.

Since kids generally have more difficulty understanding the concept of divorce, they may have questions about the process. When talking to children about divorce, parents may find it helpful to explain the situation in a manner the kids can grasp. Speaking to the kids about the situation and providing them with reassurances of love could help prevent them from coming up with their own conclusions or feeling as though they are to blame for what is happening.

Car accidents: Moment of distraction leaves 2 with injuries

Even a moment of inattention while operating a motor vehicle can have disastrous consequences. In the time it takes to read or write a text, a vehicle can travel several hundred feet or veer off course, and car accidents involving such negligence can be dangerous. A recent accident involving an apparent distracted driver has left a pedestrian with serious injuries in Washington.

The collision reportedly took place at around 11 a.m. on a recent Wednesday when a driver's moment of inattention caused a dump truck to veer off course. After leaving the lanes of traffic and striking a utility pole, the truck suddenly crashed into the side of a local store. A pedestrian was unable to avoid collision, and he was rushed to a medical facility for treatment of serious injuries soon thereafter.

Personal injury: Crash involving drunk driver injures 2, kills 1

Motor vehicle accidents involving drunk drivers can be dangerous incidents that run the unfortunate risk of ending in serious injuries for everyone involved, or worse. Those that lose a family member due to the negligent decisions of a drunk driver may wish to pursue accountability accordingly, and they could choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance in the process. A recent accident that took place under similar circumstances in Washington has claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman.

According to authorities, the incident occurred on a recent Sunday at around 4 p.m. as a man was operating his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic. Initial investigations suggest that he caused numerous collisions during this period before crashing head-on into a nearby car. The driver and a passenger in this car were taken to a medical facility for treatment of serious injuries, while a second passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.