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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:
- Seattle and Tacoma car accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma motorcycle accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma bus accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma bicycle accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma pedestrian accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma train accidents;
- Seattle and Tacoma commercial truck accidents.
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;
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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Two 14-year-olds and a 25-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a high-speed crash in Des Moines on Saturday. At about 3 p.m.
Washington State Patrol detectives are asking witnesses to a fatal crash on Interstate 5 on Sunday morning to call in.
A driver was charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly killing 16-year-old Justin Relethford along Highway 410 in Enumclaw on Oct. 31. Police said 20-year-old Cody Money was the driver of the pickup truck.
A man speeding away from police crashed a stolen car into a woman who was driving home from work near Des Moines, leaving her critically injured Wednesday night. Both drivers were in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center.
About 7:40 p.m. Saturday, the woman had stopped her car in the southbound lane near Field Road and was putting gas in it when a 24-year-old Bow man traveling southbound in that lane struck her with his car.
Four people were injured, two of them seriously, in a head-on crash on State Route 169 near Enumclaw. The accident occurred at 8:18 a.m.