Two injured in three-car crash near Tri-Cities on eastbound Interstate 90 last Saturday evening. Washington State Patrol reported the incident occurred approximately 10 miles west of Cle Elum. Traffic was backed up already from a previous car accident before this three-car crash occurred. The car accident resulted in a three-car collision from the first vehicle being rear-ended. One car hit a DOT fence and came to rest on the shoulder of the road, while another car came to rest blocking the roadway. Officials reported two persons injured in this car accident.
The Price of Following Too Closely
Many car accidents happen from impatient drivers that follow too closely to the vehicle in front of them. In Washington state, following too closely can be very costly. Not only will the driver have to pay a ticket for causing the accident but it also looks very badly on your driving record. Insurance companies know that drivers that follow too closely often end up in a car accident and can also often result in injuries to drivers not at fault. This costs insurance companies a lot of money. A ticket for following too closely will impact your insurance premium for three years. Washington state statute for following too closely states that a driver cannot follow another vehicle “more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.” Tickets for following too closely are governed by RCW 46.61.145.
Car Crash Attorneys in Tri-Cities, WA
If you’ve been rear-ended due to the negligence of a driver following you too closely, contact the lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Tri-Cities to get you a fair settlement. Our car accident attorneys know how to handle cases such as this to get you every penny you are owed. Contact the law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm today for a free consultation. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call (509) 582-7274 today to get started on your car accident case.
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