A Marysville couple was killed and a Lake Stevens couple was seriously injured, one critically, when their two vehicles collided head-on on state Route 9 at 84th street near Marysville around noon on Friday.
Killed in the accident was Adam D. Huzar, 42, and Agnieszka Huzar, 38. Inured in the accident was Calvin Marlor, 62, and his wife, Billie, who was listed in critical condition at Providence Hospital.
According to the accident report, Calvin Marlor driving a Ford Explorer northbound, crossed the centerline and struck a Saturn SL2 driven by Adam Huzar head-on.
Preliminary information finds that there was no signs of impairment in Marlor and an investigation is underway to determine why he apparently swerved into oncoming traffic.
Head-On Auto Accidents are Often Devastating
Head-On collisions often have devastating results. The force of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions striking each other often results in catastrophic injuries or death to the car occupants.
Head-On Collisions Often Caused by Driver Negligence
There can be many reasons for head-on collisions. Sometimes, these types of accidents are caused when a driver falls asleep, is distracted or over-reacts when their vehicle drifts out of lane. Other times, highway conditions including snow or ice can contribute to a head-on collision.
Head-on Collisions Account for 10% of Car Accident Fatalities
Head-on collisions account for only about 2% of all car accident but account for about 10% of all car accident fatalities. Often times survivors suffer serious injuries including fractures, lacerations, and traumatic brain injury which can result in hospitalization in a trauma unit and lengthy rehabilitation.
Washington Personal Injury Attorney Represents Car Accident Victims
Washington car accident law begins with the idea that all drivers must drive with due care and do what they can to avoid an accident. It is every driver’s responsibility to not drive if they are too tired and every driver is required to drive with diligence and drive at safe speeds for road conditions.
The Farber Law Group, personal injury law firm, has represented victims of head-on collisions throughout Washington. If you or someone you know would like our assistance, please contact us online. Or call us toll free at 1-800-244-9087.