Collision prompts shut down on a Washington highway

May 1, 2020 | Car Accidents

No matter how experienced a Washington driver is, an unexpected issue can suddenly arise while driving that creates a serious hazard. In fact, sometimes a sudden turn of events can cause a collision that winds up causing injuries or worse. Sadly, a recent crash resulted in a fatality and another person suffered injuries.

Police say there were two vehicles involved in the crash. One was initially traveling northbound on the highway while the other was in the southbound lane. At some point, the woman behind the wheel of the southbound car veered out of her lane. It is not uncommon for drivers in such situations to overcorrect their steering, and that appears to be what happened in this case.

When the driver overcorrected, she landed in the southbound lane and hit the other vehicle head-on. The driver of the car that careened out of its lane did not survive her injuries. The other driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Washington roadway was closed to traffic for hours after the collision. In the past, there have been many head-on collisions that prompted litigation. When driver negligence is a determining factor in causing an injury, the injured party may seek financial recovery for his or her losses by filing a personal injury claim in court. If the driver deemed negligent did not survive the collision in question, a claim may still be filed against his or her estate.