While individuals are typically only responsible for their own actions, in some cases, their actions can affect the lives of others. For instance, even a moment of inattention on the road can cause a driver to place the safety of others in harm's way. All auto accidents run the unfortunate risk of ending in catastrophe, and a recent incident in Washington has reportedly led to the death of a 65-year-old woman.
The collision reportedly took place on a recent Thursday at around 5 p.m. when, for reasons unknown, a driver suddenly drifted into the wrong lane of traffic. According to authorities, his vehicle proceeded to strike several others in the process before hitting a pickup truck head-on. Several individuals were rushed to a medical facility shortly after the incident, including the driver who caused the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
Although police have stated that the investigation is still ongoing, they have advised that a witness reported seeing the driver exhibit erratic behavior prior to causing the incident. Scenarios in which a person may exhibit such behavior may include distracted and impaired driving, both of which can be exceedingly dangerous. The victims of such incidents may wish to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions through civil court, but they might need assistance in the process.
Individuals who suffer serious harm or lose someone close in auto accidents may wish to exercise their right to pursue restitution accordingly. For assistance in navigating the civil justice system, a person in Washington could choose to retain the services of a personal injury attorney. An attorney can evaluate the situation thoroughly and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation through a claim against the party deemed at fault.
Source: Across Washington, WA Patch, "Woman Dies In 6-Car Crash On Hood Canal Bridge", Neal Mcnamara, May 18, 2018