Jeff Lucas, 56, of Duvall was killed on February 10th in a head-on collision near Monroe.
According to a report in the Everett Herald, Lucas was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 between Snohomish and Monroe when his Jaguar was struck head-on by a Hyundai that had crossed over the centerline.
The Hyundai was driven by a 72-year-old Lake Stevens woman. She was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett for treatment.
Lucas’ car rolled into the eastbound lanes after the impact and it was struck again by a eastbound pickup truck. No one in the pickup truck was injured seriously.
A fourth car was also involved in the accident.
The Washington State Patrol says that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the car accident. The section of road where the accident occurred is two lanes and is only separated by a rumble strip.
U.S. Highway 2
U.S. Highway 2 has seen its share of head-on collisions. The last fatal accident on that stretch of road occurred in September 2014 and it to was a cross-over collision.
Head-on Auto Accidents
Head-on auto collisions are some of the most deadliest accidents. While the exact cause of this collision are not known at this time, passing, alcohol or drugs, driver distraction, attempting to make a u-turn, driver confusion and speeding are some of the most common causes of head-on collisions.
In some cases, road design and environmental factors contribute to head-on collisions. Some environmental factors include deer running on to the road or ice on the roadway.
In the case of Highway 2, there have been 50 fatal accidents on the highway between Snohomish and Stevens pass in a 9 year period. Many of these have been crossover accidents and a citizens group has clamored to make the highway divided.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a series of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicles and the family of those killed.