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Pursuit of stolen vehicle results in fatal car accident

Car accidents take place in the Seattle area for a variety of different reasons for it. No matter how it occurs, a crash can lead to significant medical expenses and injuries that often prove fatal. These accidents can happen without warning and can sometimes occur when there has been a crime committed and a suspect is attempting to flee from law enforcement.

1 dead, multiple people injured in 3-vehicle crash

On March 16, a Washington man was killed in a crash that involved three vehicles, including an ambulance that was transporting a patient to a medical facility. The accident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of James Street and Boren Avenue in Seattle.

Why drowsy driving is still a problem

Many Washington motorists know that drowsy driving can be dangerous. What drivers may not know is that attempting to drive after being awake for 24 hours is similar to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent. Further, drowsy driving may be linked to more than 100,000 car accidents across the nation every year.

Fatal traffic accidents rise for the first time in years

Washington drivers are in the region that has seen a large jump in traffic fatalities in 2015. The nationwide 9.3 percent rise for the first nine months of 2015 compared to the comparable period in 2014 is the first time in years that deaths from motor vehicle accidents has increased rather than decreased. In the Northwest, the total increase in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period of time in 2014 was 20 percent.

Truck driver charged after 2 dead, 5 injured in highway crash

According to the Washington State Patrol, a car accident that occurred on Feb. 5 near Snoqualmie Pass left two dead and five with injuries. It was believed that up to 10 vehicles were involved, including two semi trucks.

Volvo aims to eliminate fatalities in their cars and SUVs by 2020

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.

Fatal collision leaves 4 Secret Service Agents injured

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.

Woman drives into crowd of pedestrians on sidewalk

Washington residents might have heard about the pedestrian accident that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip on Dec. 20. A 24-year-old woman drove onto the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard, killing one person and injuring dozens more. Authorities have not yet explained what motivated the woman's actions, though they have said that her actions were intentional.

Driving Safety for Teens

Statistics show that teen drivers are at greater risk for car accidents than drivers in any other age group, which is why the state of Washington has specific laws that apply to teenage drivers. These laws aim to reduce risks, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes education for both teens and their parents as a method of prevention.

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