Individuals who operate a vehicle at excessive speeds are inherently less capable or reacting to a variety of driving scenarios. Similar forms of negligence also increase the chances that a major collision may occur and accidents that take place at a high rate of speed can have devastating results. Two people suffered injuries and another person was killed during a recent car accident involving similar circumstances in Washington.
Law enforcement agents say the crash occurred at around 9 p.m. on a recent Sunday. According to reports, the driver of a southbound car was traveling at a high rate of speed when he encountered a vehicle whose driver was attempting to navigate a left turn. The car reportedly collided with the second vehicle shortly thereafter, and police advised that the driver who caused the crash chose to flee the scene on foot, leaving an injured passenger behind in the process.
Police have also advised that the driver of the second vehicle suffered injuries in the crash and that a passenger in this vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. While an investigation is underway, no further information was provided as to whether excessive speeding was the only contributing factor. Hit-and-run accidents can have disastrous consequences under virtually any circumstance and those who chose to leave the scene of a crash could leave others involved without much-needed medical attention.
Individuals who suffer severe injuries or lose someone close in a car accident involving a negligent driver may be left wondering about the next steps to take to seek restitution. Following such an incident, a person in Washington could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance in understanding all the available options for legal recourse. This type of advice could help a person better prepare to pursue the compensation entitled through a claim against the party deemed responsible.