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Seattle Crash Leaves Children Wounded

By Ward Smith  Feb. 19, 2011 11:45a

Collision Causes Several Serious Injuries

A Sedan carrying a group of 4 female Somali was involved in a calamitous car accident, leading to all four being hospitalized. Police reported the violent crash occurred in the Central District in Seattle, at the intersection of South Main Street and 20 th Avenue S. The Sedan carrying the women was impacted twice during the incident, the first time by a DirecTV van, which then sent it spinning into the path of an approaching minivan. The intersection has no lights, nor any stop signs, which possibly contributed to the collision.

Two older women, as well as a seven-year old girl, were seriously wounded inside the vehicle. The youngest occupant, a child of three, was ejected from the van by the force of the crash while still in her safety seat. According to several witnesses, the DirecTV van was driving far too fast for the residential area.

Police Remain Silent

Though the accident seems from the testimony of several witnesses to have been the DirecTV van driver's fault, police have not made any statement about charges or citations. It is not yet clear who was the instigator of the crash. Police have also refrained from commenting on the status of the occupants of the other two vehicles.

The ejection of the child safety seat is also cause for alarm. King 5 news reports that the seat was possibly installed incorrectly, as older model vehicles lack the safety latch available in newer cars as a standard feature. No comment has yet been made on why a three-year old child was in a seat designed for an infant.

Car Accidents Have Serious Consequences

As anyone who has been involved in a vehicular collision knows, they can be extremely dangerous as well as expensive. If you have been the victim of such an incident, it is extremely important to speak with a qualified car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the details. The legal team at Ward Smith, Attorneys at Law, has handled countless cases of auto accidents, and is ready to bring their experience to bear on your behalf.

Do not hesitate to contact a Seattle car accident attorney today!

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