Medical emergency may have caused two-car accident

A Lakebay, Washington man has died and a 54-year-old Port Orchard woman suffered injuries after they were involved in a head-on collision on Route 302 near Gig Harbor on Monday morning.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that the accident occurred when the Lakebay man, driving a white Honda, slowly drifted into the oncoming lane and struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla driven by the Port Orchard woman.

The man was taken to the to Saint Anthony hospital in Gig Harbor where he was pronounced dead. Police are speculating that the driver suffered some type of medical emergency which may have caused the accident. Because the accident was at a relatively low speed, the accident may have not been the cause of death of the victim.

Medical emergencies as a defense against car accident claims

Car accidents caused by medical emergencies are rare events but they do occur. Common causes or medical emergencies can be epileptic seizures, blood sugar problems brought upon by diabetes, heart attacks, or drowsihttps://www.hgfarber.com/lawyer-attorney-1275506.htmlness caused by underlying sleep apnea.

Generally, the law regarding a sudden medical emergency takes into account when a person’s medical condition is one that was unforeseen as in the case of a heart attack. In some cases, a sudden emergency may not exonerate the driver as in some cases of diabetes or prescription medications. While one does sympathize with the challenges of diabetes or people who are on medication, depending on the person’s background, he or she may have been able to take measures to avoid the emergency.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney 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 who have been killed.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney 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 who have been killed.

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