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Complete Cowlitz County, WA accident reports and news.
Accidents in Cowlitz County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz 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.
Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can connect you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
A 17-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old boy injured when they crashed their motorcycles into a water truck at a track near Toutle, Wash. on Saturday.
A man is dead after being struck by a train Sautrday about 3 miles south of Kalama, Washington. The man was trespassing on the track at approximately 10:30 AM when he was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train in a remote area along the Columbia River.
Hope Ellen Frances Cain of Silver Lake died&nbs
BNSF Railway reports that a man has died after being hit by a locomotive just south of Kalama.
An adult woman was was killed by a train in Kelso, Washington on Thursday. The incident occured around 12:35 a.m.
Due to the fire, the identities of the two people who died have yet to be confirmed, troopers said. Russell Gilchrist, of Longview, was flown in a LifeFlight helicopter to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver with a broken right leg and fractured vertebrae.
Two 20-year-old men were killed in a head-on collision Monday night in Longview. The driver, Dakota Jakob Eugene Jenson of Toutle, and his passenger, Jose (Antonio) Vega-Lee of Longview, died at the scene. Two people in the other vehicle were injured in the crash at an intersection.
A Longview woman escaped major injury after crashing into a light pole and flipping her car on Northeast Nichols Boulevard in Longview Tuesday morning.
A Ridgefield man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle collision along Interstate 5 in Castle Rock. Angelina Puris, 63, of Centralia was driving north on the freeway in the left lane near Milepost 49 when she lost control of her Nissan Sentra and swerved to the left.