The Olympian reports that two people were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 101 just south of Shelton on Monday night.
According to the report, Deborah D. Waldon, 62, of Hoodsport was driving north on the highway when she attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle and collided with Michael P. Martin, 34, of Shelton.
Both of the drivers were injured in the accident and are being treated at Mason General Hospital.
Waldon faces charges of second-degree negligent driving. Negligent driving in the first degree, RCW 46.61.5249, is a misdemeanor and can be charged if a person operates a motor vehicle accident that endangers any person or property and shows the effects of having consumed alcohol or illegal drugs. Negligent driving in the second degree, RCW 46.61.525, can be charged if a person operates a motor vehicle accident in a negligent manner and endangers a person or property.
Head-on collisions are some of the most serious accidents often resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. Head-on collisions are often caused by ill-advised passing or the driver drifting across the centerline due to being intoxicated, driver distraction or drowsy driving.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, a Washington personal injury attorney can help with your claims for medical and rehabilitation costs, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for your vehicle replacement. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing people with serious injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. We also help families with their wrongful death claims when they have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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If you or a loved one has been injured or disabled or you have had a loved one killed in a Washington motor vehicle accident, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. You will have the opportunity to meet with our firm’s founder for an honest and no pressure review of your case.