On December 8, 2016, a KXLY article states that a pickup truck allegedly crossed a center line and hit an oncoming vehicle head on, and a third vehicle was unable to avoid the accident and ran into the cars involved in the accident. Unfortunately, the driver of the pickup later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and passed away. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this terrible and tragic accident.
Head on collisions on 291
There have been many accidents involving vehicles crossing the center line over the years, and multiple accident in 2016. Earlier this year, there was a fatal accident in May at Nine Mile Falls. Even though posted speed limits are 35MPH in some areas, the windy turns along 291 and lack of a center divider mean that any time a car, truck or motorcycle crosses the line, anyone going the opposite direction in oncoming traffic is at risk of a major accident. Two vehicles colliding at 35MPH produce a tremendous impact similar to hitting a wall at 70; this is why around 10% of head on collisions result in death.
Getting compensated for injuries
Nobody gets into an accident to make money, and one would think that getting compensated for injuries would be simple in certain cases. However, in accidents involving multiple vehicles, insurance companies sometimes start playing games and using tactics to delay and deny claims. Complex liability issues are involved, and sometimes injuries are the fault of 1, 2, 3 parties or more. Sometimes injured victims can collect from multiple parties.
Injury lawyers are not needed in each and every accident, but where serious, traumatic injuries are involved, having a good one represent you can make a huge difference.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident in or around Spokane, visit our Spokane Car Accident page or contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We have been serving clients in Spokane and Spokane Valley and beyond since 1948.