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Passenger in Critical Condition after Hit and Run Crash

By Ward Smith, PLLC  May. 8, 2013 10:15a

The passenger in a car involved in a hit and run accident received critical injuries after the driver of the vehicle crashed into a tree. The chain of events started when a man was driving a late model white SUV with a single passenger on Rainier Avenue in south Seattle. He was in southbound lanes when he sideswiped a sedan that was heading north. The SUV driver did not stop after the accident but sped away from the scene. He then lost control of his vehicle and careened into a tree at high speed. The force of the impact severely mangled the SUV causing rescuers to have to cut the driver and passenger out of the wreckage. The driver was not injured but the passenger who was in the front seat received serious life-threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was stated as being in critical condition. Police had a blood sample drawn from the driver of the SUV to determine if he was under the influence of any intoxicants at the time of the hit-and-run and the second crash. Police are still awaiting the results of the blood analysis from the lab. Were you hurt in an accident caused by the recklessness of another driver? Get the help of a personal injury attorney to make sure the negligent party is held responsible for their actions.

Injured in a car accident in Seattle?

A reckless or negligent driver can cause severe auto accidents that result in serious or fatal injuries. Drunk drivers are notorious for causing injury crashes but other forms of recklessness can result in accidents that can be just as serious. People who are texting while driving (or are otherwise distracted while driving), speeding, performing aggressive driving maneuvers and other circumstances may also be to blame. You deserve to have strong representation on your side working to ensure that the person liable for your injuries is ordered to pay financial damages and more.

You May Be Entitled to Significant Compensation

A personal injury lawyer on our team at Ward Smith, PLLC has helped clients obtain the compensation they deserve after being hurt in an accident that was not their fault. No matter how complicated the case, we are up for the challenge and have a proven track record of success. Don't hesitate to get the legal help you need after an injury accident.

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