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Suspected DUI driver causes fatal personal injury to cyclist

With warmer spring weather and the approach of summer, many people in Washington and elsewhere are looking for ways to enjoy outdoor activities. Getting outside is especially important and appealing given current circumstances that have kept most people in their homes most of the time. Although walking and running are popular options, many people enjoy bicycling to keep them moving. However, as bicyclists often share the road with motor vehicles, they may encounter potentially dangerous situations more often than pedestrians or joggers. Unfortunately, a man riding his bike on a roadway in South Kitsap suffered fatal personal injury after a vehicle struck him.

Pedestrian suffers fatal personal injury in hit-and-run crash

Likely, most Washington residents cannot understand why a person involved in a motor vehicle accident would immediately leave the scene. Certainly, most people would make the responsible decision to check the condition of others involved in the incident and wait for first responders to arrive. It's also the law. However, some people cause an accident and then, for whatever reason, flee the scene. In a recent example, a driver struck a pedestrian on a Seattle street, causing the man fatal personal injury.

Fatal personal injury for 3 people after head-on crash

Many drivers, from time to time, find themselves behind a vehicle that is traveling more slowly than they would like. Often in such cases, a driver will attempt to pass the vehicle, but people who complete this type of maneuver must be extremely careful, especially if they are on a two-lane highway. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at such times, and sometimes tragedy results. This was the case on a Washington highway when a two-vehicle crash resulted in fatal personal injury for both drivers as well as a 5-year-old passenger.

Man suffers fatal personal injury in suspected DUI crash

Likely, some Washington drivers have experienced a situation in which a vehicle in the opposite lane suddenly begins edging over the median. Such action can occur simply due to a moment of distraction. Although this type of event certainly causes all involved parties some anxiety, thankfully, most often, the driver quickly corrects his or her error. However, sometimes an impaired driver is involved, and these incidents often end tragically. This seems to have been what happened in a recent hit-and-run crash that resulted in fatal personal injury for a Prosser man.

2 passengers suffer personal injury in suspected DUI crash

As Washington residents know, some car accidents are simply the result of one person choosing to behave irresponsibly. In many cases, drivers who make these choices are under the influence of alcohol or drugs when they get behind the wheel. Recently, two men suffered serious personal injury in a crash that appears to have been caused by a speeding driver authorities suspect was under the influence of alcohol.

Woman suffers fatal personal injury in head-on collision

Most Washington drivers have encountered an upcoming traffic jam that required them to reduce their speed. Such a situation often occurs on a highway, and some drivers may find the rapid speed adjustment difficult. In most cases, provided the driver has been paying careful attention, he or she can reduce speed safely and in a timely manner. Unfortunately, recently, the driver of a semi-truck lost control of his vehicle while attempting to slow for traffic and, in the process, crashed head-on into another vehicle, resulting in fatal personal injury to the driver of that vehicle.

Man arrested in hit-and-run causing fatal personal injury

A driver's licence comes a great deal of responsibility. In addition to obeying traffic laws, avoiding drinking and driving, etc., drivers involved in a Washington motor vehicle accident are expected to remain at the scene and be accountable for any part they have played in the incident. Unfortunately, some people fail to do so. Such was the case when a man struck a pedestrian in Spokane, resulting in fatal personal injury to the pedestrian.

Head-on collision causes personal injury to 4 people; 2 killed

Over the last few decades, Washington residents have, no doubt, heard the proliferation of warnings about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, some people continue to make the reckless decision to get behind the wheel of their vehicle after they have had a few drinks. Police believe this was the case when a man driving a pickup truck collided head-on with another vehicle, causing personal injury to four of its occupants; two of those people died in the crash.

Chain reaction car accident injures 1 in Washington

When drivers fail to adhere to red lights or stop signs prior to crossing into an intersection, they could place the well-being of everyone nearby at risk. Motor vehicle accident involving similar scenarios can have disastrous results that could leave those involved with life-altering injuries, or worse. One person was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries following a recent car accident in Washington.

Car accident: Several injured after vehicle crashes into store

While attempting to check off their holiday shopping lists, many individuals may give little thought to their safety while within the walls of a store. Should a driver lose control and crash into the building, these walls might do little to protect those inside from harm. A recent car accident in which a vehicle crashed into a store in Washington has reportedly left 11 individuals with injuries, three of whom are in critical condition.