A 58-year-old women from Oak Harbor was killed in a four-car crash on State Highway 20 in Skagit County. The crash, which took place near Howard’s Corner, occurred around 4:12 p.m.
Three cars were stopped at a red light in the Southbound lane of Highway 20 waiting to make a left turn onto Tibbles Lane. A Southbound traveling Toyota Scion struck the first two cars which caused a chain reaction that sent the third car into the interaction where it was struck by a car traveling in the Northbound lane.
3 of the far drivers were left with only minor injuries, the driver of the Toyota Scion was killed in the accident.
Police are unsure of what caused the crash, and an investigation is underway. Authorities are also unsure if drugs or alcohol were involved.
Seeking justice for victims
Being involved in a serious car accident can change your life forever. You may be left with debilitating injuries, medical debt, and mental trauma.
However, it’s important to remember that victims have rights. Under Washington law, those injured in a car accident because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing can seek justice through the legal system.
With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, they can file a lawsuit which, if successful, may result in a significant award of damages.
Victims should file as soon as possible; Washington State imposes a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases.