Elderly woman killed, driver seriously injured in Poulsbo car accident

The 74-year-old passenger of Chevrolet Impala was killed and the 76-year-old driver was seriously injured in a Poulsbo single-car accident reports Seattle’s KOMO news.com.

The fatal car accident occurred at the “T” intersection at NW Pioneer Hill Road and Pioneer Way NW around 5:42pm.
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According to the report, the driver may have been driving too fast when he lost control of the car. The report said there were 70′ of skid marks before the vehicle left the roadway, went down an embankment and turned upside down and hit some trees.

Both people were wearing seat belts and both air bags had deployed.

Police believe that excessive speed was a factor in the car accident. Police will investigate whether there may have been other contributing factors like a medical condition.

According to the Federal Car Accident Reporting System, car accidents account for less than 1% of fatalities among people ages 70 and older. Per miles traveled, fatal car accidents increase starting at age 75 and increase even more after the age of 80. In 2009, there were 13,448 fatalities involving a driver under the age of 30; there were 18,031 fatalities involving a driver between the ages of 30-69; there were 3,765 fatalities involving a driver 70 years of age and older. The reason that car accidents are relatively fewer than other age groups is that older people tend to drive less.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the families of those killed.

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