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Seattle-Tacoma, WA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Seattle – Washington State's largest city with world-famous traffic and the accidents to match

Metropolitan Seattle is not a huge city with a population of just more than 650,000, but since there is not a well-established mass-transit system in Seattle, most of the residents are drivers. This, of course, means that the traffic congestion is extraordinary, ranked #5 nationally, and that the number of collisions is equally high. Combined with Seattle's famous rainy weather, car accidents are an hourly occurrence. Similarly, Tacoma has a high percentage of daily commuters. Tacoma, with a population of just over 200,000 and located just 30 miles south of Seattle, has similar traffic issues. The major roadways in Seattle include Interstate 5, Interstate 405, Interstate 90, State Route 520, and State Route 99. The major roadways in Tacoma include I-5, I-705, SR 7, SR 16, SR 163, SR 167, and SR 509. To get up-to-date traffic information, please go to the Washington State Department of Transportation site. To find our current weather conditions, go to Weather.com.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Seattle and Tacoma:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Seattle or Tacoma, go to the appropriate link above.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Seattle or Tacoma accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Harborview Medical Center - Seattle;

Swedish Hospital - Seattle;

University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle;

Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle;

Multi Care Tacoma General Hospital;

St. Joseph Medical Center - Tacoma.

Seattle and Tacoma grief support organizations

When a loved one is killed in a Seattle or Tacoma motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Seattle and Tacoma grief support organizations: The Healing Center; Grief support at Providence Health Services; Bereavement support at Swedish Medical Center; Other Seattle support groups and counselors; Tacoma and Pierce County grief support resources.

Seattle and Tacoma legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Seattle or Tacoma, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Seattle or Tacoma injury accident

After a serious crash in Seattle or Tacoma, it is crucial to get help from a Seattle personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Seattle wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Go here to learn more about how a good Seattle car accident attorney can help.

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14
Percent of U.S: 
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State: 
Washington

Legal Resources

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Advocate for Health and Healing

We all have reasons that we have to dive into the complicated world of the medical system. Maybe you get sick with a seasonal cold or flu; maybe you’re struggling with a difficult diagnosis; maybe you’ve experienced an accident or injury and are working through the recovery process. Whatever your reasons, sometimes the world of doctors and medical experts can feel intimidating and overwhelming. 

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Fight Inflammation after Trauma

Inflammation is both a positive and negative process for your body. It allows the damaged area to heal successfully; but too much inflammation may put excess pressure on the area and cause damage. As your body heals, consider some of the following techniques to guide your body’s natural inflammation process.

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AUTO INSURANCE: A Necessary Evil

Insurance companies are hard to deal with when you need to make a claim.  They don’t make the process easy.  They don’t always pay the bills they should pay.  They don’t always make fair offers to resolve claims.  They often delay, deny, and defend legitimate claims to boost their corporate profits.  It is no surprise that insurance company are disliked by almost everyone.

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Raise for Rowyn - Non-profit foundation providing financial assistance to families in the Tenino area who have lost a child

This extraordinary foundation was created in memory of Rowyn Leea Johnson who died tragically after being hit by a car. The mission of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to families who are struggling with the loss of a child within the communities surrounding Tenino, Washington. Raise for Rowyn has been selected as the recipient of all proceeds raised by the Olympia Pub Crawl 2015 which occurs on August 1, 2015. To register for this worthy event, or to donate, please go to this link
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Whatcom County Superior Court

Washington has 39 Superior Courts, one in each of Washington's 39 counties. Superior Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Washington. A Superior Court may consider all civil and criminal matters occurring within a county's boundary. The Superior Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over civil matters in which the amount in controversy is more than $75,000, felony cases, estate and probate matters, family law cases(including divorces and child custody hearings), and juvenile proceedings. They act as a court of appeal for cases from the District and Municipal Courts.

Most recent accident reports

A 13 year old girl was killed and three of her family members were injured in a pedestrian accident when they were attempting to jaywalk across a busy street on Pacific Highway.
Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Roadway: 
Pacific Highway
City: 
Kent, WA

A cyclist and a truck collided at the intersection of Second Avenue and University Street, killing the cyclist. The Seattle Police Department is investigating the crash. Name not yet released.

Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2014

Although a few children were involved in the crash (6, 8, and 10-year-olds), all injuries appear to be minor, despite the large amount of damage caused to the building.

Date: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014

The motorcycle was on the southbound on-ramp of Interstate 5 from the West Seattle Bridge just after 1 a.m. The ramp curves sharply and the motorcycle was going too fast to successfully complete the curve.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 5

Two drivers were killed in a head-on collision at Highway 202 between Redmond and Fall City, the Washington State Patrol said late Sunday. A passenger in one of the colliding cars was in critical condition, State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb said.

Date: 
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 202
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on

A veteran police officer, who started his career in Seaside Heights, died in a head-on crash in Redmond, Wash. on Sunday, according to a many published reports.

Date: 
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 202
The skydiver was an experienced jumper with nearly 1,000 jumps, and had opened his parachute at normal altitude.
Date: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014

A 19-year-old man was killed in a one-car rollover Monday night in the Yelm area, and the driver was arrested in connection with his death. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reports the rollover occurred around 9 p.m.

Date: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014
City: 
Yelm, WA

A car involved in a fatal crash crossed the center line, crashed off another vehicle and was hit hard enough by an oncoming truck to launch the car's engine 50 feet. The driver was identified as 22-year-old Kyle Pike of Puyallup.

The two people who died in a two-car head on collision near Maltby in Snohomish County on Monday have been identified as Redmond residents Joan S. Kinger, 76, and Stanley Kinger, 79.

Date: 
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 522
City: 
Maltby, WA
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on

A man who died in a Sunday accident in Auburn was Josh M. Colson, the co-owner of Auburn Brake and Muffler. He was in the passenger seat of a vehicle headed south on Auburn Way North, when it crashed into a power pole just after 2 a.m.

Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014
City: 
Auburn, WA
Type: Car Accident

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday in the Yelm area. Around 2:30 a.m. June 6, deputies responded to a collision on Bald Hill Road Southeast and 122nd Lane Southeast.

Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Bald Hill Road
City: 
Yelm, WA
Type: Car Accident

The Mason County Sheriff's Office said it appears that alcohol and possibly marijuana were factors in a crash that killed two people Sunday morning.

Two young people killed Thursday while taking a late-night joy ride in an excavator parked at a logging site near Wilkeson have been identified as Jared Lanphear and Aeriel Strough, both 22 years old.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
A man died while scuba diving near the Edmonds ferry dock on Saturday afternoon. A ferry crew notified 911 dispatchers when they spotted the diver floating in the water near the dock at about 12:15 p.m.
Date: 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown

Three people were killed and two others injured in an early morning crash Friday on Highway 20 in Skagit County. The two car head-on crash happened around 5:10 a.m. near Hamilton Cemetery Rd E in Sedro-Woolley.

Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 20
Type: Car Accident

A wrong-way driver was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 16 Thursday night three miles east of Port Orchard. The Washington State Patrol says the 45-year-old Tacoma man is suspected of drunken driving.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 16

A 73-year-old woman was hit and killed Tuesday evening while crossing a street in Edmonds. The woman was hit at about 7:30 p.m. at 4th and Bell in Downtown Edmonds.

Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014
Roadway: 
4th and Bell

Police say a Sammamish woman accidentally drove her SUV through her house, killing her husband and critically injuring her daughter and son-in-law.

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Washington State Patrol says a wrong-way driver was responsible for a crash early Friday on Interstate 5 near Lacey. The patrol said Michael R.

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 5
City: 
Lacey, WA