A wrong-way driver caused a Marysville multi-car accident on Interstate 5 this morning. The wrong-way driver, a 51-year-old Everett man, was killed at the accident scene. Two other drivers were injured in the accident which occurred around 5am.
According to a report on The Seattle Times, the wrong-way driver may have entered the I-5 at 4th Street (exit 199). Though the Washington State Patrol received numerous 9-1-1 calls, they were not able to make contact with the driver before he collided with two vehicles.
The injured were a Marysville man who was driving a pickup truck and a Stanwood woman in a a Dodge Caliber. Both of the injured were treated at Providence Hospital in Everett and are expected to recover from their injuries.
Police are investigating the cause of the car accident. It is not known at this point whether the man was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 3% of all fatal car accidents are caused by wrong-way drivers. In 75% of these cases, the wrong way driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
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 family of those killed.
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