Most drivers do a lot to protect themselves and others when on the road. We wear seatbelts, use our headlights, and don’t drink then drive. Sometimes, though, there’s just no predicting what will happen once you get into a car. This was made apparent when a three car collision occurred on State Route 169 on Monday evening.
One of the vehicles was driving west, and crossed into eastbound traffic and collided with another vehicle. This collision caused a third vehicle to crash into them. All three drivers were injured, and one died hours later at Harborview Medical Center. Another of the drivers had severe leg trauma, and the third is being held for observation.
The Renton Police Traffic Unit is launching an investigation into the crash. So far it looks like no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident, which occurred at 4:40 in the afternoon. As an auto accident attorney, I know that sometimes accidents happen no matter how hard you work to prevent them. Not all accidents are due to gross negligence, but that doesn’t make them any less tragic when they occur. An accident like this can change the life of a family forever, so it’s important to do everything you can to avoid a tragedy like this one.