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Complete Island County, WA accident reports and news.

Accidents in Island County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Island County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Island County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Island County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

When a car accident is serious or fatal, it is crucial to find an Island County auto accident lawyer

When a crash is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Island County personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage. Having an Island County accident lawyer on board is a great relief to injured people, or to the family left behind when an accident proves fatal.

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Legal Resources

Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County

Clients can meet with a volunteer attorney for 30-45 minutes at our twice monthly clinics in Coupeville and Oak Harbor. The VLP helps people with family law problems, landlord tenant issues, divorce, child support, child custody, bankruptcy, wills, and other non-criminal matters.

Island County District Court

As a court of limited jurisdiction, the District Court is responsible for the following types of matters: civil litigation matters up to $75,000; small claims matters up to $5,000; nuisance violations; vehicle tow and impound hearings; anti-harassment orders; domestic violence protection orders; infractions(traffic, non-traffic and parking); misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal cases; felony expedited cases; felony preliminary hearings; search warrants; and death inquests.

Island County Superior Court

Island County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law,including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies,including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.

Island County Prosecuting Attorney

The mission of the Island County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to meet our statutory and constitutional duties to the citizens of Island County and the State of Washington; to vigorously, justly, and efficiently prosecute those who commit crimes in Island County; to provide excellent legal advice and services to the governing bodies and elected officials of Island County; to be effective advocates for the continuous improvement of the justice system; and to set the standard for the highest level of professionalism and ethics for the practice of law in Island County.

Island County Jail

Island County Jail is a low security correctional facility. Inmates are housed together in dormitories or cubicle housing. They are provided with access to programs and training that will help to rehabilitate them so that they’re ready to get their lives back on track when released. As a low security facility, Island County Jail has a lower staff to inmate ratio than medium or high security jails.

Island County Public Records Requests

You can make any request you have for public records by writing to the specific office's public records officer identified below. The request should identify the particular record desired with enough specificity so it can be located. Individual county departments may have specific public record request forms available. Copies of records shall be made at the costs indicated in Resolution No. C-33-96.

Most recent accident reports

Seattle-Tacoma, WA
Accident Date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013

An Oak Harbor man was injured Saturday morning in a one-car crash on Whidbey Island.
The accident was reported around 8:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of Monkey Hill Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.