One driver is dead after a serious two-car collision that took place on September 14, 2018, a few miles east of Lewiston.
According to KHQ-Q6, this crash happened at the intersection of Highway 95 and Nez Perce Road at around 1:00PM. As the driver of a Toyota Corolla was attempting to turn left from Nez Perce Road to Highway 95 south, a Dodge Durango traveling north allegedly hit the Toyota on the driver’s side.
Sadly, the Toyota driver was pronounced dead at the scene. First-responders transported two passengers in the Toyota, one passenger in the Dodge, and the Dodge driver to local hospitals. All four of these crash victims are expected to survive their injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of this crash.
How Common Are Left Turn Crashes In The USA?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates over 35 percent of car crashes in the USA happen at intersections. Well over 450,000 intersection crashes happen when one driver is attempting to make a left turn per year.
There are many reasons why left turn crashes are so common and fatal. Many drivers involved in these crashes say they couldn’t see the other vehicle or that they misjudged the other driver’s speed. Not yielding right-of-way is another common reason for left turn crashes.
Of course, distracted driving is a major cause behind crashes at intersections nowadays. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 10 Americans die in a crash related to distracted driving every day.
CCD Law: A Helping Hand For Car Crash Victims
If you or a loved one ever sustain serious injuries in an accident in the State of Washington, get in touch with a trusted car accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney is not needed in each and every case, but the call never hurts and will almost definitely provide you with useful information. We will only advise you of options which are in your best interest.
The lawyers at Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., have years of experience helping crash victims in Washington State and Idaho. Whether you’re seeking damages for a wrongful death, traumatic injury, or time lost at work, our compassionate attorneys can help you better understand what you’re legally entitled to.
Never hesitate to contact Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. for a free consultation at (509) 926-4900.