A 59-year-old woman and a 63-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in an accident that took place at the 20500 block of Miller Bay Road NE in Kitsap County on Aug. 3. Additionally, a 15-year-old girl was treated at the scene for minor injuries. One woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center while the other woman was airlifted to Harrison Medical Center.
Police say that the accident occurred in Suquamish when the driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier was going northbound on Miller Bay Road at a high rate of speed when it collided with a Dodge going southbound that was attempting to make a turn into a driveway. The two vehicles collided in a T-bone fashion, and the driver of the Cavalier was also seriously injured in the crash since he was not wearing a seat belt.
Authorities also said that the man was fleeing from a traffic stop, tried to flee the scene of the accident on foot and was likely impaired at the time of the crash. Blood was drawn from the man after first aid was administered and before he was airlifted to a hospital in Seattle via an Airlift Northwest helicopter. Miller Bay Road NE had to be closed for several hours while the scene was cleared, and the crash is still being investigated.
Drivers or passengers in a vehicle who suffer auto injuries after an accident may consider taking legal action against the driver who struck the vehicle that they were in. If an injured person does wish to take legal action, it may be worthwhile to consult with a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to win compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs related to the crash by mounting a claim against the driver who caused the accident through negligence or reckless behavior.
Source: Kingston Community News, “Four injured, three seriously, in two-car crash on Miller Bay Road“, August 03, 2014