Washington residents likely think of safety when they see a Volvo car or SUV on the road, and the Swedish automaker has worked for decades to forge a reputation for durability and crashworthiness. Volvo pioneered safety features including side impact protection systems and three-point safety belts that save thousands of lives on the nation's roads each year, and the company hopes that technology currently in development or already available will eliminate fatalities in its cars and SUVs by 2020.
It has been reported that a Washington woman was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 169 outside of Renton. The accident happened on Jan. 6, and the woman succumbed to her injuries on the following day.
A head-on collision in New Hampshire left one person dead and six more people injured, including four Secret Service agents, on Dec. 29. Washington residents may have heard that the nighttime accident occurred on Route 16 when a Mercury Sable crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into a Ford Taurus carrying the four agents.